Those who have attended the Torrey-Alexander meetings...

The Bradford (Pa.) Era

Those who have attended the Torrey-Alexander meetings here in Philadelphia in response to the urgent invitations sent broadcast through the public press, at least have a right to expect that those who address these meetings should know whereof they speak.

Recent references to Christian Science, however, as reported in The Era of March 15, show a lamentable ignorance of this particular subject on the part of those speakers who undertake to enlighten the assemblages on this topic. They have assailed it with ridicule and falsehood, and in so doing have ruthlessly trampled upon a most sacred possession; namely, the religious belief of a vast number of enlightened people who are striving to let their "light so shine" that glory may redound to their heavenly Father.

Christians generally are glad to see men and women spiritually awakened, and rejoice in the fruitage of a season of prayer and supplication to God for more of the divine presence; but the approbation of fair-minded people is bound to be withheld from a plan of religious campaigning which includes the bitter and senseless denunciation of those who do not conform in every part to the particular scheme of salvation offered. Christian Science has done much to revive the waning faith of many who have sought God in vain. That it has brought surcease from physical pain to many sufferers is an added but none the less essential proof of the divinity of its mission, if we cherish the example of him who said, "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

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To the Editor of the Morning Post
June 30, 1906

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