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Chicago (Ill.) Journal
That clergymen are troubled by the rapid growth of Christian Science is evident. They see Christian Science churches springing up everywhere, all of them crowded with enthusiastic devotees of the cult, while their own churches, with a few exceptions, can hardly be described as flourishing. The reason for this state of things obviously is that in Christian Science churches people find something that is lacking elsewhere, something that gives them comfort, something that stirs their hope. They would not rush to Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening experience meetings if they did not benefit somehow from doing so.
Several clergymen in Boston are attempting to meet this competition, so to speak, by going after the Christian Scientists on their own ground. They find that Christian Scientists are such because they imagine they have been healed of disease, and accordingly the Boston clergymen have resorted to healing by prayer. Much to their surprise, we fancy, their prayers have proved effectual in many cases. True healing has resulted, and the consequence is that their congregations are rapidly increasing.
Rev. Johnstone Myers of Chicago realizes this fact, as he showed by his address to future ministers. "I believe," he said, "that ministers have this element of power if used in a sick-room. The trouble is that we are too timid; we are afraid our prayers will not be answered." That is the only trouble with the Church to-day; that is the reason congregations are dwindling and clergymen are growing fewer. Churchmen have too little faith; they are afraid their prayers will not be answered. But that prayers are answered to-day as fully as they ever were, when uttered with faith, the astonishing growth of the Christian Science Church is evidence. Clergymen will wake up to this fact sooner or later.
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REV. IRVING C. TOMLINSON, M.A.
THE STUDENT OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND
WILLARD S. MATTOX
THE WORD THAT HEALS
JAMES L. RICH
GEORGE S. SEWARD
STORM AND PEACE
JESSE B. TWISS
It was said by the late Professor Huxley that it was...
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
"THE TRIUMPH OF TRUTH OVER ERROR."
Mary Baker G. Eddy
HON. CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK'S LECTURE
Mary Baker G. Eddy
"THE BEST ATTAINABLE ADVICE."
THE HELP OF HABIT
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from John B. Willis, Henry L. Stephens, Charles T. Chowne, Frederick Mann, Mann, Janet T. Colman, Hedda Lewenhaupt Bildt, J. V. Dittemore
with contributions from Mark Kuehn, Clarence A. Buskirk
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from C. H. Jones
I should like to tell what Christian Science has brought...
Fanny von Moltke
It gives me great pleasure to tell what Christian Science...
James W. Morgan
For ten years I was in almost constant suffering
My gratitude for what Christian Science has done for...
Nellie M. Godwin
I am pleased to acknowledge the benefits I have witnessed...
Albert E. Adams
When I was sixteen years old I began to suffer from...
D. Wray DePrey
I first heard of Christian Science about twenty years...
Alice E. Hood
EVELYN SYLVESTER KNOWLES
FROM OUR EXCHANCES
with contributions from Frederick Lynch, C. A. S. Dwight, Laird Wingate Snell