Christian Scientists often think of their experiences as a repetition of those of the Israelites, in that they, too, have escaped from bondage,—the bondage of material belief, which is no less oppressive than that of Egypt. The journeyings of Christian Scientists are, however, mental, and the enemies to be overthrown the accumulated errors of long centuries,—beliefs in sin, disease, and death, with many attendant beliefs of limitations of every kind; but the grand discovery that all these would-be masters are unreal gives certainly to the prospect of entire freedom as we go forward. Knowing that "the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof," Christian Scientists aspire to demonstrate their rightful place in the realm of Mind and to prove that Truth's ideas, for which they stand, are entitled to recognition as representing in the highest sense law and order.

When Christian Science entered the domain of therapeutics it was challenged by the existing systems—challenged on the ground that man is material and that he therefore requires material remedies; also, that he is governed by material laws, and that he must obey them or endure the penalities imposed by those who believe in disease laws and material remedies. In spite of these seemingly hard conditions Christian Scientists have proved point by point, that the understanding of spiritual law frees us from all the disabilities attendant upon belief in asserted laws of disease and death, or man-made laws which restrict the human right to follow that which makes for progress.

October 31, 1908

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