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God is back of all truth as well as in all truth, and back of all life from which thought originates. After men have delivered their own thought we have but a human expression of a limited view of the vast field of truth. The revelations of God present more truth to the mind than the most logical deductions of reason can offer the human intellect. We have had much higher philosophy which has attempted to reach truth on the side of reason alone and on that account has been more critical than the simple attempt at truth finding. It has assumed the premise that truth to be reliable must come by way of the reason rather than by way of divine revelation. The proposition that God can make himself known to a human heart by means which reason cannot employ should make us hold every system of religious belief in abeyance to the authoritative character of revelation. What is needed in every man who speaks in the name of religion or claims to define what the religion of the Bible is, is not an ability to bring truth to the criterion of human reason or judgment, but ability to interpret truth on the side of revelation.
A great day is ahead of us. Christianity has something else on which to base its claims beside supernaturalism and tradition. It is a living love that it proclaims. What we are going to have is not a bundle of creeds, made out of scientific errors and theological dreams, but a creed of growing and expanding inspirational truth; not a creed for ecclesiastics to rule with, but a creed for a business man to square to, do business by, and share by. And this is what we have long needed,—a living vital creed for the present-day and every-day needs, a creed that carries the Golden Rule into our kitchens and workshops and counting rooms, a creed for our commercial life and our national life. We believe that our forecast is fully warranted by the events of the present day. The Church has lost its taste for wrangling. It has become constructive of the new life.—The Christian Register.
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Christian Science and Health
with contributions from Frederick Dixon, M.D., Mabel S. Thomson
REV. WILLIAM P. MC KENZIE.
Those who have attended the Torrey-Alexander meetings...
Albert E. Miller
To the Editor of the Morning Post
Helen W. Kelley
with contributions from Allan Schley, Clarence C. Eaton, W. E. Stanley, Hugh C. Smith
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Mary Baker Eddy
By Way of Appreciation
John B. Willis
A Vital Faith
Annie M. Knott
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Grace W. Fairchild, Ella R. Parsons, Robert W. Tompkins
I was healed by Christian Science seven years ago
For a number of years I had been troubled with sore...
M. E. Stephen
I was troubled for over two years with my throat, and had...
About twelve years ago, when going downstairs, I...
When I first heard of Christian Science, I had been an...
Lillie E. Scott
During the early months of 1904 I had frequent attacks...
H. R. Fearnside
Five years ago my view of life was very distorted, yet...
Before I knew anything of Christian Science Mind-healing...
Florence Jennings with contributions from Frederic G. Sherman
In March, 1905, I was suddenly seized with illness...
Eveline C. Beals with contributions from Lucy Larcom