All sects and creeds can show by the Bible a foundation...

Dartmouth (N. S.) Patriot

All sects and creeds can show by the Bible a foundation for what they believe, and I here give one passage that seems to me to favor Christian Science: "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." According to the critic, Christian Science is a "monumental humbug, and if so this teaching must be the same.

I am not defending Christian Science, as I do not believe in it. In case of sickness I believe it shows better sense, instead of sending for the elders of the church, to send for the doctor, but I am in favor of allowing every person to believe as he likes without being abused for so doing.

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