Christian Science is mathematically demonstrable, but it...

Halifax (Can.) Mail

Christian Science is mathematically demonstrable, but it does not necessarily follow that every student is a master Scientist and capable of solving every problem. What we claim for Christian Science is that, even with our limited knowledge of the subject, we obtain much better therapeutical results than under the old regime of materia medica. It would not be difficult for any one to recall a number of instances in which materia medica had proved to be absolutely unavailing. As Christians, we heal the sick by prayer; as Scientists, we base our prayers upon the promise that God is All in all. In praying for the sick, we are following the command and example of our Master, Christ Jesus. In working scientifically, we are but trying to follow his modus operande.

Though it could easily be shown that there are many men and women of high standing, office, and education who are connected with the Christian Science movement, nevertheless neither philosophical attainments nor educational equipment constitutes in any sense the proof that one is a follower of Christ. I think our critic will agree that the two infallible proofs of ones discipleship are the spirit of brotherly love and the power to heal the sick; at least when Christ Jesus wished to assure John the Baptist that he was indeed the Messiah, it was to his healing works and preaching the gospel to the poor that he referred.

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