To Christian Scientists the so-called miracles of Jesus...

Rochdale (England) Observer

To Christian Scientists the so-called miracles of Jesus were not supernatural, but divinely natural, the phenomena of Science, and were the proofs the Master gave that his works were of the Father. "If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works." If these works were only for the "establishment of the Christian religion," and not for all time, why did the Master promise, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do"? Why are these works not necessary now? And why are the works not to be done without the use of material means? Did Jesus use material means or aids in his works, and is the Father less available or less immanent now? Is the promise, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world," not to be fulfilled, or has it been withdrawn? The commands were to "preach the gospel," and "heal the sick," and Christian Science teaches that they are as obligatory now as when they were given. It is with the understanding that they will be ful filled, and that it is no part of the divine law of Love that men should suffer for aught but their sins, that Christian Scientists are enabled to prove their faith by their works. Through this teaching thousands are now enjoying freedom from those ills which flesh is accounted heir to, and are gladly testifying their indebtedness to this gospel of Love.

Mrs. Eddy has been much maligned by those who have misunderstood the basis of her teaching, but the fact remains that her book is the only "Key" which has unlocked the Scriptures with sufficient efficacy to restore proof that Christ, Truth, is as available now as in the first days of the Christian Church, when faith is not dead but quickened by understanding.

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