Christian Scientists believe in right thinking, in right...

London (Ont.) Free Press

Christian Scientists believe in right thinking, in right acting, and in so ordering their lives that they will make the world brighter and better than they found it, and render it more of a paradise for having lived in it. They believe also in keeping bright by constant practice the Golden Rule, "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise;" in daily drinking from the cup of Christian charity, and in habitually lifting without a murmur the cross of loving unselfishly, even their enemies—a task which sometimes resolves itself into a sore struggle, putting to a severe test the Christian's duty to God and man by requiring the exercise of all the grace that he possesses. To briefly summarize his religion: The Christian Scientist believes in living the "beauty of holiness," and in acknowledging in thought and deed the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. On what broader, grander basis can any one stand, than on that which embraces the parent of the universe and His beloved offspring? Standing as he does on the platform which recognizes the creator and His creatures as one whole, harmonious family, inseparably bound together by the kindred spirit of eternal Love, the Christian Scientist can extend his hand to every man, and say from the heart to the heart, "Shake, my brother! We meet on common, yet consecreted ground. There exist no outstanding differences for us to settle. We are mutually agreed as to life and its manifoled activities. Our aims and interests are identical; your welfare is my happiness; our hopes and aspirations are forever the same. Come, then, shake! We stand as one in aspiring to divine sonship; that we may know God as our Father, heaven our home."

Perhaps the best way for the inquirer to inform himself on the subject of Christian Science and its healing efficacy is to attend the Wednesday evening testimonial meeting in any Christian Science church. The investigator can behold for himself at this regular weekly meeting an attendance of intelligent, well-dressed men and women, representing every profession and station in life, who listen with rapt attention, or, it may be, endeavor to tell with faces all aglow of marvelous cures wrought by Christian Science. When one sees a strong, intellectual, self-reliant man, a man not easily shaken by emotional feelings, and hears him testify with tear-filled eyes and with a sincerity and earnestness born of truth and gratitude, it persuades one, even though a skeptic, that the testimony of such a speaker is not the ebullition of mere sentiment, nor a profession of faith put on for public occasions. To the contrary, it furnishes convincing proof that Christian Science is based on a curative Principle, which saves the sinner from a hell of wickedness and vice, and snatches the helpless victim of suffering from the brink of an untimely grave.

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