The Empress Dowager [of China] has joined the reform movement with characteristic thoroughness, and has issued an imperial decree directing the million or so of officeholders who desire promotion, and all aspirants to office, to give up the ancient studies and devote themselves to the English language, mathematics, science in general, and things of actual value in the modern struggle for existence.
Christian Science teaches the immediate and absolute supremacy of good.
Biologists are in a state of mental chaos, and all other scientists except mathematicians.
The next admission of candidates to membership in The Mother Church will be June 5.
The following extracts from the annual reports of the Publication Committees for the States of New York and Pennsylvania for the year 1905, will be of interest as showing the great amount of work required of these Committees.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
The anonymous letter is universally regarded as the refuge of those who have not the courage to stand fairly for their opinions.
The following news item, which we copy from The Toronto Daily Star, marks the close of another prosecution of Christian Scientists in the Canadian courts.
Christian Science leads to the logical and blessed fulfilment of the gospel assurance that all men may become "kings and priests unto God.
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Toronto, January 3, 1906.
Although for several years I have been trying to incorporate Christian Science in my daily life, and have had many proofs of its helpfulness and practicality, I have recently passed through an experience which has awakened me to a greater sense of gratitude for its healing power.
For more than twenty years I was an invalid.
Out of the depths of my heart, I wish to relate my case of healing.
In reading the article entitled Christian Science: Its Compassionate Appeal," in the April, 1905, Journal, I was forcibly reminded of an experience of fifteen years ago.
It has been over three years since I was healed in Christian Science.
When I first experienced the healing benefits of Christian Science, the impulse to express my thanks audibly was always met by the inward reply: It is not at all necessary.
During our Sunday morning service, a short time ago, our little band had a beautiful proof of God's presence and tender care, which has been a great joy and blessing to us.
It is about seventeen years since I became interested in Christian Science.
To Christian Science I owe my all, for had it not been for this truth I fully believe I would not be here to-day.
I feel that I should no longer withhold my testimony of the power of Christian Science.
I write this testimony hoping it may benefit some one whose healing seems slow.
The latter part of May, 1904, my mouth began to get sore, and I went to a dentist, but it continued to get worse, and in about three weeks I had to take to my bed.
Words cannot possibly express the joy and comfort that has come to me through the demonstration and teaching of Christian Science.
More than five years ago, I was so miserable in consequence of nervousness and insomnia that Christian Science was truly a redemption for me.
It is with gratitude that I let others know what Christian Science has done for me.
Do we not all remember the dark night,When dismal dreams had caused us nervous start,That we cried, "Father, father," in our frightAnd were clasped safe against the parent heart?
The first fact with which we are confronted is an increasing discredit upon the value of all theological definition, either as a condition of entrance into the Church or as a guarantee for developing character.
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