Only as Christian Scientists have a clear apprehension of...

Nebraska State Journal

Only as Christian Scientists have a clear apprehension of the great spiritual law developed and taught by Jesus, can they hope to accomplish anything along the lines of remedial work for mankind. One has little comprehension of the teaching of the Christian Science text-book, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, who does not know that it is wholly founded upon the Bible and the teaching and work of Jesus.

A Christian Scientist knows that sickness to the false, frightened consciousness of the afflicted is a positive reality, but he does not believe it has entity as a part of God's creation. The Scientist does not believe that sickness is any part of that "good" which God created. It would seem to be foolishly inconsistent to hold that omnipotent power and infinite wisdom could create conflicting forces which would result in discord in God's kingdom throughout eternity. The Scientist knows when he fails to bring relief to the afflicted through the ministrations of Christian Science, that it is not the fault of the Principle that he is endeavoring to demonstrate, but rather his failure, at the time, to get a proper realization of its truth. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;" thus by his teaching he clearly evidenced that this remedial power was to be perpetuated; and in fact it was continued in practice for about three hundred years after the time of Christ. Christian Science has now passed the experimental stage. It has become fully established as a remedial system of merit, and hundreds and thousands of people daily attest its beneficent results.

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February 2, 1907

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