According to the Century Dictionary, science is defined as, "Knowledge; comprehension or understanding of facts or principles.
That much persecuted and maligned body of intelligent men and women calling themselves Christian Scientists are justly proud of a sermon recently preached by Rev.
We are always pleased to have one admit, as our critic has done, that even part of the teaching of Christian Science is true, especially the fact that Jesus' "chief aim was the complete salvation of man," "not his soul only, but his body as well.
I want to say that there is power in prayer, and that we have a God who can answer prayer.
Whatever may be believed about Christian Science in the form of an objection, it is at least free from the charge of inconsistency, Therefore to take a word, or partial sentence, here and there from its text-book, and construct from that a garbled and obnoxious mis-statement of its teaching —thus alleging inconsistency —is to remind one of the story of the fratricide who pleaded Biblical authority for his deed, and when asked to furnish it, pointed out a passage in Genesis which reads, "Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and slew him," and from Luke another which reads, "Do thou likewise.
The following extract from the annual report of the Central Christian Science Reading Rooms may prove of interest:—
Much depends in this life upon one's ability to see things.
The three Christian Scientist churches of Milwaukee were formally merged at a meeting last night [ January 11 ] at First Church.
A goodly-sized audience was attracted to the City Hall on Monday evening [Jan.
The next admission of candidates to membership in The Mother Church will be June 5.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
Modern Medicine, in its review of the recommendation recently made by Sir Lauder Brunton, an eminent English physician and surgeon, that certain drugs be administered for the purpose of counteracting the effects of irritating occurrences and depressing news, advances the opinion that in certain cases of bad temper "moral remedies are necessary as well as physical," but it does not advise how nor by whom these moral remedies shall be administered.
THE story of Abraham, as given in Genesis, is of profound interest, showing, as it does, what is possible to one of large and noble character in the most trying circumstances and with no guidance save that of the divine Mind.
Beneath the superficiality and sham, the pride and prejudice of mortal sense, there is an inherent love for the genuine, the beautiful and the good, which witnesses ever and again for the image of God; and false fetters of educated belief and conventional habit are cast aside as the husks that they are, —the higher consciousness, the true man, claiming his own.
The following extract from a letter of John C.
We are pleased to announce the publication of an edition of "Rudimental Divine Science" by Mary Baker G.
Memory turns back this morning to the year 1897, when everything was very dark to me.
So much of good has been revealed to me through the teachings of Christian Science, that I could not enumerate all of it.
I think it would have been impossible to find a more skeptical person, regarding this Science, than I was before I had seen any of its wonderful work.
Some time ago one of the references in our Lesson-Sermon was from the eighth chapter of Romans, "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God" This verse repeated itself in my thought again and again, but I could make nothing more of it than if it had been an unknown language.
I think it my duty as well as a great privilege to tell what Christian Science has done for myself and family, hoping that my experience in demonstrating over ills may help some others.
My mother was a Christian Scientist several years before I became interested in its teachings.
It is my pleasure and privilege to have known and reaped the benefits of Christian Science since 1892, at which time I was healed of Saint Vitus' dance, in its severest form, and in a comparatively short time.
I esteem it a pleasure as well as a duty to give testimony as to my healing of the morphine habit.
I wish to express my gratitude to God for a recent evidence of His healing power.
I became interested in Christian Science several years ago through the healing of a friend.
I thank God for Christian Science.
One day I had an attack of pneumonia.
It is near six years since I was healed of asthma through the understanding of Christian Science.
Though along the upward wayStill the purple shadows fallUnrelenting over all.
Our Christian and denominational schools must never allow themselves to be outdone by any other institutions in their ardor for the fullest light and their courageous pressing onward toward the last fact that can be discovered.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TEXT-BOOK.