Episcopalians along with other sects are asking themselves what is behind the extraordinary growth of Christian Science.
Christian Science, in common with other forms of religious faith, reforms and regenerates morally and spiritually.
In a recent issue of your paper there appeared a criticism of Christian Science that seems uncalled for.
Sufficient time has elapsed since the publication of your report of the paper on Christian Science read at the Lutheran conference at Boyertown to relieve one of any possible charge of acting hastily in offering a reply to the objections lodged against Christian Science in the paper in question.
Christian Science would be very superficial indeed if its results in business or in other departments of human experience depended upon the thinking of other people.
Christian Science maintains that violation of God's law alone should bring suffering, and the study and application of this teaching is enabling the Christian Scientist to distinguish between that which human theory and tradition call law and the unchanging law of a just and loving God, thus making him willingly obedient to this law and its demands.
While Christian Scientists accept the Scriptural account of the miraculous feeding of thousands, they do not believe that Jesus mesmerized the multitudes into believing that they had partaken of food that had only a fabulous existence, but that he actually multiplied the food through his higher understanding of the creative power of divine Mind.
Invitations are out for a lecture on Christian Science by Edward A.
Phillips Brooks said, "Prayer is not conquering God's reluctance, but taking hold of God's willingness.
In reference to our critic's objection to the Christian Science interpretation of the Holy Ghost, Christian Science teaches that the Comforter promised by our Lord is the spiritual consciousness of the omnipresence of God as divine Love,—the unfolding of the spiritual unity of God and man,—and the revelation to man's consciousness that the "Spirit of truth" is come and is leading him "into all truth;" that, as a result of this spiritual illumination, he may accomplish, through divine power, the mighty works indicated by Jesus when he declared, "Greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
The most significant fact in the annual statement of Dr.
Christian Scientists from every part of London flocked to the Queen's Hall last night [Nov.
The author of the Christian Science text-book does not consult nor read letters on disease.
Some of those who criticise Christian Science do so under the impression that it is not Scriptural, and that its adherents do not study the Bible; but this is a great mistake, as there are no people who,as a class, give so much time and attention to earnest, systematic Bible study as do Christian Scientists.
For all Christian believers the Bethlehem story must ever retain its sweet and incomparable charm.
There will appear in the February number of the Cosmopolitan Magazine a very fine portrait of Mrs.
Our Beloved and Revered Leader:— We, the students of Mrs.
The members of First and Third Churches of Christ, Scientist, of Brooklyn, N.
The picture of The Mother Church and its Extension which The Christian Science Publishing Society now has for sale is a half-tone reproduction, 12 × 15 inches in size, of a view giving the St.
It is over seven years since I began the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
I gladly give testimony that Christian Science has healed me of kidney trouble of many years' standing, which had affected me so that I was afraid of losing my reason.
I was first attracted to Christian Science by hearing that it could make people good.
It is over seven years since Christian Science first came into my life.
I have several times made the attempt to write a statement of my wonderful healing.
When Christian Science found me, I was ill mentally and in dark despair.
I have had so many blessings from the understanding gained through Christian Science, that it would seem ungrateful not to tell of this demonstration.
It is with gratitude that I give my testimony.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I give testimony to the healing power of Christian Science, as shown in the case of our son, fifteen years of ago, in March, 1905.
About four years ago I found it necessary to have some teeth extracted, and the fear of the pain was more than I could overcome, so I went to a Christian Science practitioner, who gave me treatment.
Shortly before Christmas, in 1905, my eyes became sensitive to the light and at times quite painful.
In December, 1905, when I first came in contact with Christian Science, I was indeed miserable.
For twelve years I had been most miserable with a complication of diseases.
If any person had told me a year ago that I would become a Christian Scientist, I would not have believed it, but I am grateful to God, and to our Leader, for the blessings I now enjoy through Christian Science.
Last April I was suddenly stricken with a severe attack of illness and was carried to a hospital, where I was placed under the care of a physician and nurse, who did all they could for me.
When I became interested in Christian Science, about three years ago, I was eighteen years old and I thought I was as happy as any mortal could be; but through the truth as revealed in our text-book, Science and Health, I have learned what real happiness is.
Six years ago, when I first heard of Christian Science, I was in very poor health, suffering with severe rheumatic trouble.
[The British Congregationalist.
The Christian Science Text-Book.