As to the Christian Science interpretation of the Scripture...

Los Angeles (Cal.) Herald

As to the Christian Science interpretation of the Scripture with which our critic finds fault, we reply with something better than argument, viz., ample proof in healing the sick and sinful. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;" and again, "These signs shall follow them that believe." If true belief is to be followed by the ability to heal the sick as well as reform the sinner, what is to be said concerning a belief that does not confer this ability? It would seem more modest, as well as Christian, for those who are unable to heal the sick according to Christ's command, to refrain from criticising those who are in a large measure fulfilling this command. While it is true that Christian Scientists are not yet able to do all the works performed by the Master, they are very grateful for present accomplishments, which have proved Christian Science to be the most potent healing method on earth to-day, and they further rejoice that when they attain a greater degree of spirituality they will perform greater works.

Our critic's remarks regarding the denial of matter further emphasizes the fact that he is not acquainted with even the fundamentals of this Science, and therefore not in a position to criticize. Christian Science does not ignore sin and disease, but recognizes the importance of overcoming and destroying them, with the result that under treatment a patient is improved, not only physically, but morally and spiritually as well.

November 21, 1908

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