That much persecuted and maligned body of intelligent...

Middletown (N.Y.) Times

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. J. Herman Randall, a BaptistA correction was made in the March 17, 1906 Sentinel: "We are glad to print the following extract from a letter received from a friend in Grand Rapids and thus correct the mistake which we unwittingly repeated in the Sentinel. — EDITOR. In the Sentinel of February 24, 1906, page 405, there is a paragraph taken from the Middletown (N. Y.) Times, in which the Rev. J. Herman Randall of Grand Rapids, Mich., is spoken of as a Methodist clergyman. This is a mistake, as Mr. Randall is a Baptist clergyman and at the present time occupies the pulpit of the Fountain Street Baptist Church of this city." clergyman of Grand Rapids, Mich., in which he finds many reasons for commending Mrs. Eddy and her teachings, especially in her insistence upon the constant daily reading of the Bible, and in having given her disciples a means for spiritual development. Sometimes we think the constantly iterated and reiterated abuse and ridicule of the Christian Scientist is one of the best reasons they have for living. It seems strange to us, in this broad and tolerant age, to see any sect thus mis-represented and villified, and it really does us good to see a godly and earnest Methodist Christian taking up the cudgels in their defence. Surely America is big enough to accommodate all shades of belief and entitle them to a respectful hearing.—Middletown (N.Y.) Times.

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February 24, 1906

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