Can Christian Science do more than offer itself willingly...

Scarborough (Eng.) News

Can Christian Science do more than offer itself willingly to the test enunciated by Jesus: "By their fruits ye shall know them"? It was estimated several years ago that at least a million people had been healed by Christian Science of diseases as various and numerous as is contained in human experience. If this is the fruit of an impostor, what should we not reasonably expect from an honest person? If the simple reading of Science and Health has healed thousands, and this book is the work of an impostor, what fruitage ought there not to be from the book that is said to expose the imposture? Jesus said, "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?" If Christian Science is the offspring of Beelzebub and yet casts out the works of Beelzebub, namely, sin, sickness, and death, is not this a kingdom divided against itself? and a kingdom divided against itself needs no critic to push it over. Mrs. Eddy's life is crowded with acts of generosity, tolerance, yea, the highest expressions of a love that is the reflection of divine Love, God. She has achieved, at least with regard to her native, State, the hitherto impossible feat of breaking down the carnal law that "a prophet is not without honor, save in his own country," for she is esteemed by the citizens of Concord, N. H., even those who are not Christian Scientists. It has been prophesied that this critic's book will at last call forth violent replies from Christian Scientists. There is a good testimony in this "at last," but such prophecies are stillborn. Mrs. Eddy has taught her followers too well concerning the impersonal nature of evil for them to pin the malice, which uses this critic as a channel for its utterance, upon him. Some day he will wake up to see how he has been victimized because of his ignorance of the methods of evil, and his awakening—as well as that of the whole world—will be hastened because of the work of Mrs. Eddy and the overcoming of evil with good by her students.

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