Our attention has recently been called to a remark by the late Professor Huxley, that it is probably impossible to find an acceptable definition of the world religion.
We publish to-day [July 10] a letter in defense of Christian Science, written in answer to certain strictures which appeared in our columns a couple of weeks ago.
The purpose of this article is not to criticize the methods of the medical profession; it is rather to show that the age in which we live demands a more intellectual and spiritual medicine, and that Christian Science is meeting this demand.
We are told by some critics that the use of drugs is as reasonable a part of God's plan to cure disease as any other.
It is always a mistake to conclude that your neighbor is a fool because he differs from you.
To meditate on the "law of the Lord, day and night," and to have delight therein, means simply that he who, through spiritual understanding, discerns the unseen but ever-present, ever-operative power of God in all things, and who readily yields his will to the divine impulse, shall surely prosper.
The teaching of Science and Health with regard to marriage, which seems to disturb our critic, is based upon the teaching of Christ Jesus that the human institution of marriage is a "suffer it to be so now" condition, the obligations and responsibilities of which must be conscientiously observed by those who assume them, but that when the universal consciousness has been sufficiently spiritualized to have eliminated the belief of intelligence and life in matter—the state of consciousness referred to by Jesus as the resurrection—then, as he declares, there will be no marrying or giving in marriage, but they shall be "as the angels of God in heaven.
The author of the Christian Science text-book does not consult nor read letters on disease.
We quote the following from an interesting article by Rex G.
It is scarcely possible to lay too much emphasis upon the fact that joy is one of the essentials of our being, that it is to our mentality what sunshine is to fruit and flower.
No attribute of the Deity is more frequently and more emphatically named in the Scripture than is His justice.
The next admission of candidates to membership in The Mother Church will be Nov.
Last Sunday afternoon [June 28] about three hundred people attended the lecture on "Christian Science" given in Assembly Hall by Frank H.
The Publishing Society has been asked by some subscribers to the Quarterly to trim down their copies to the size of the pocket edition of Science and Health, and, in order to meet this demand, trimmed copies of this size—4½ x 6½—will be furnished on application, provided a request accompanies the order or subscription.
I take a great deal of pleasure in reading the testimonies of healing that appear in the Sentinel each week.
About four years ago Christian Science was brought to my attention by a dear sister, and I began to investigate it for myself.
This is to testify that after twenty-six years of suffering I am completely healed of bronchial and asthmatic trouble, as well as of other complications, by the understanding of the Principle of Christian Science.
With a heart overflowing with love and gratitude, I desire to testify to what God has done for me through Christian Science.
I would like to send my testimony as an expression of gratitude for all the good I have received since coming into Christian Science.
About a year and a half ago, I was healed through Christian Science of cold and hoarseness which had become a chronic condition.
Being "compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses" to the power of ever-present Truth to destroy all forms of error, discord, or disease, of whatever name, I feel prompted to add my mite of testimony to some of the good that has come to me through Christian Science.
Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I feel that I should no longer refrain from expressing in some measure, through our periodicals, my gratitude to God, and to our dear Leader for what Christian Science has done for me.
It is with a deep sense of gratitude to Christian Science for the wonderful healing that has come to me in the past year, after a life of pain.
That divine Truth heals was demonstrated to me when my little son, three years old, was bitten by a rattlesnake.
About four years ago I became interested in Christian Science through reading its literature.
I became interested in Christian Science in 1899, and in October of that year I was healed of a dreaded fever and lung trouble in the first treatment.
It was for relief from acute physical pain that I turned to Christian Science, but having learned that God is Mind and that man is spiritual, I straightway threw an earnest effort on the side of a complete religious life.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
[The Universalist Leader]
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.