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The gentleman declares that those who turn to Christian Science...
Northamplon (Mass.) Herald
The gentleman declares that those who turn to Christian Science healing "usually turn away from historic Christianity." If by historic Christianity he means the hundred and one sects and religious creeds which have sprung up since Jesus' time, then it is true those who turn to Christian Science "usually turn from historic Christianity." If the churches have failed to obey all of Jesus' commands, and if Christian Science teaches a full obedience to them, then those who turn to Christian Science must be the gainers thereby.
Our critic inquires, "What was Jesus' way?" adding, "One cannot be sure as to his methods." "Jesus was habitually silent. 'Thy faith hath made thee whole," was as far as Jesus went in explanation of his cures." If there is such uncertainty as to Jesus' methods, how does our critic know that he is right, that his religious beliefs and practices are true to Jesus' teachings. If there is such uncertainty as to Jesus' methods, how can he be sure that Christian Science is not a perpetuation of those methods. He undermines his position as critic by such an admission. The gentleman should have added that it was left to Christian Science to reveal the way in which Jesus healed the sick.
The Master declared that the Comforter, or Holy Spirit, the spiritual understanding in contradistinction to the material sense of truth which was to guide into all truth, could not come until he had gone away. Jesus demonstrated the truth in all its perfection, never failing in a single instance, but his final victory; viz., the over coming of death as manifested in his resurrection, the overcoming of the flesh as evidenced in his ascension, proved the facts concerning the Science of being which constitute the basis of the Science of Christianity. Mrs. Eddy has discovered the Science being which Jesus demonstrated in his resurrection and ascension, and has given it to the world in her text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."
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THE HABIT OF CRITICISM
CLARENCE W. CHADWICK.
THE TOWER OF BABEL
MARY J. LEAVITT.
CLARA LOUISE BURNHAM.
IN THE NARROW WAY
S. C. LOGAN.
ELIZABETH EARL JONES.
Should religion be taught in the public schools? Yes,...
Our critic's assertion that "the particular error which...
Rosemary O. Anderson
The letter in which our critic announces his intention...
Jesus said he would build his church upon the acknowledgment...
Willard S. Mattox
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Edith Preston Foster
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
THE RULE OF THE SEEMING
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Mae B. Johnson, Ida Hume, Sue Ella Bradshaw, William J. Robinson, Silas Cobb, Emma W. P. Slack, Mabel M. Beeson, Jenny H. S. Roe, Frederick Jennings, Mary Logan, Louise W. Chapman, Ida G. Stewart, Dorothy B. Knudsen, William D. Knudsen
with contributions from Leon Sonfield, B. C. Odom, R. C. Rice, Edward W. Dickey, W. J. Turner, Norman E. John
During my army service in the Civil War I received a...
John B. Overfield
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
Frank L. Smith
It is difficult to find words in which to express my...
Because of the healing influence of Christian Science I...
Harry Draper with contributions from Ida Britton
Seven or eight years ago, when Christian Science was but...
Mary Yandes Robinson with contributions from Cora I. Jones
When I first began the study of Christian Science, the...
Renette K. Butler
My heart overflows with gratitude to our beloved...
Neti Sumner Seward
For nearly forty years I suffered from a sore on my...
I first became interested in Christian Science a little...
WILLIS VERNON COLE.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Leonhard Rogaz, Washington Gladden