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Christian Science is Christian, scientific, and practical,...
Santa Cruz (Cal.) Sentinel
Christian Science is Christian, scientific, and practical, for the following reasons: It is Christian, because it is in harmony with the teachings of Christ Jesus, spiritually understood, and proves that they are true. It is scientific, because it reveals a knowledge of God, Spirit, the divine Principle and creator of the universe, and His spiritual law, which constitutes true science. It is practical because it enables its adherents to practise the teachings of Christ Jesus, reforming the sinner, healing the sick, and proving in daily life that divine Love supplies every need.
Since Christian Science demonstrates that the power of God is sufficient, when rightly utilized, to heal the sick, it is not necessary to use material remedies; and if we are depending upon God to heal, the use of such remedies would show a lack of faith in His power, and hinder rather than help the cure. Jesus said: "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing;" and Christian Scientists accept that statement. While Christ healed the sick instantaneously, it was not always so with his early disciples. When they brought to Jesus one they could not heal, he said it was because of their unbelief, and he healed him. ... When Christian Science is better understood the healing will be more quickly accomplished. If Christian Scientists do not use the same formula of words that the early disciples sometimes used in healing, the spirit is the same, and that is the essential part. Where the Bible says, "Faith without works is dead," it does not mean that one must use drugs in order to help God heal the sick, for Jesus did not do so, nor so instruct his disciples. If faith does not result in healing works it shows that the faith was dead, or, in other words, was not faith, but unbelief; for Jesus told his disciples that if they had faith even as a grain of mustard seed, nothing should be impossible unto them.
Christian Science is making the practical application of Jesus' teachings which the world and the Church so much desire, and it is because of this that so many are accepting its teachings and receiving its benefits.
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JOHN E. FELLERS.
LAURA CAREY CONANT
THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION
WILLARD S. MATTOX
"THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD."
GEORGE R. LOWE
SHALL PREVENTION BE FORBIDDEN?
CHARLES T. ROOT
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In the News of Nov. 24 appear lines which declare that...
H. Cornell Wilson
The practical outcome of my thoughts, on reading the...
Isabel A. Walker
Our critics object to the teachings of Christian Science...
Albert Cope Stone
Last spring the Christian Scientists in Ohio sought an...
Lloyd B. Coate
We indulge many customs and habits which we must...
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Editor with contributions from Augusta E. Stetson, Joseph G. Mann
DIANA OF THE EPHESIANS."
THE MENTAL STATE
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Annie Louise Robertson, Edward Everett Norwood, Edward Percival Prophet, Frank W. Gale, Albert E. Miller, John E. Fellers
with contributions from Arthur Reeves Vosburgh, T. L. Cuyler, George E. Perley, M. M. Trumbaur
About three years ago I was led to investigate the teachings...
Thirty-three years ago, while teaching vocal music, I...
My gratitude for Christian Science cannot be expressed...
Harriett M. Princler
It has long been in my thought to say a word of gratitude...
Maggie N. Boyer
In March, 1900, when all medical help had failed and...
Isabel May Walker
Nov. 5, 1888, was a memorable day in my experience...
Lovina S. Carpenter
Prior to last August I knew little or nothing about...
F. J. Chapman
For fifteen years I had been a sufferer from what the...
Ada Palmer Walker-Hubert
As I had been ill for several years, I decided two years...
Frau Augusta Boehme
Sitting in my room watching the beautiful sunset, I...
E. E. Davison
Sixteen years ago I became interested in Christian Science...
Cornelius J. Ranney
"THY WILL, NOT MINE."
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Amory H. Bradford, William Jennings Bryan