The question presented to every man is really this: To what do you give power?
At last there has come out from the army of noble physicians one who dares to admit that the healing method followed by Christian Science practitioners has proved to be a curative agency in the matter of the treatment of disease.
Christian Science is the practical demonstration of Christianity which was preached, taught, and practised by Jesus of Nazareth centuries ago, and it has no partnership with the several forms of mental suggestion that are mentioned by our critic.
Christian Science does not say to sufferers that they have no bodily ailments.
In a recent issue an excerpt from an article by Prof.
It is often thought by those who do not understand the Science of spiritual healing, that healing the sick by any but material means cannot be done, and never has been done except by Jesus and his disciples, and because of that mistaken idea it is hard for them to believe that the sick can be healed to-day through Christian Science treatment.
The opposition shown to Christian Science by professed Christians of other denominations often springs from a belief that the teaching of Christian Science is contrary to that of the Bible.
By eliminating sin from the individual consciousness and inculcating a love of good, Christian Science is laying the axe at the root of disease, and so proving to be a powerful prophylatic.
No Christian Scientist ever agreed to heal anybody.
Our critic declares that he hears nothing about the healing of the soul in Christian Science.
Far from "sweeping the entire universe of all material phenomena," Christian Science but urges the reasonableness of its conclusion that in the light of the spiritual teachings and facts of Scripture, the material universe about us is but a mortal, finite misconception of the spiritual, perfect creation recounted in the first chapter of Genesis, and pronounced, in the estimation of infinite wisdom, "very good.
The author of the Christian Science text-book does not consult nor read letters on disease.
There recently appeared in The Boston Herald, under the caption, "The Enemy—Fear," a somewhat remarkable editorial, from which we quote as follows:—
It is said that the sense of sight determines every movement of the body.
There are few mature people of thoughtful temperament and refined moral nature who have not suffered a sense of unspeakable revolt as they recalled the occasions of the past when they said and did ignoble things, when they clung to brooding thoughts which were an offense to their present ideals.
The Christian Science Board of Directors respectfully announce to the Field that it has become necessary to enlarge the new publishing house in order to accommodate the presses and other machinery required for the printing of the Christian Science publications.
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 × 6½—will be furnished on application, provided the request is made at the time of submitting the original order or subscription, or when subscription is renewed.
The experience of the Christian Science church in Chelsea, Mass.
Branch churches, after giving lectures, will please send notices of such lectures to the editor of the Sentinel.
I desire to make acknowledgment through the Sentinel of the many blessings and benefits that have come to me through the teachings of Christian Science.
I am glad to be able to write a testimony of my healing through Christian Science.
Since my mother was healed of a severe illness some six months ago by divine Truth, it has been in my mind to express through the columns of the Sentinel my gratitude for such a beautiful proof of God's allness.
Christian Science has restored my health, and I consider it my duty to give public testimony to this fact.
Four years ago I was suffering from rheumatic trouble and a general breaking down of health which had been going on for years.
A little more than two years ago I first learned the truth about Christian Science,—that it did heal; and I knew that if it healed others it could heal me, for surely God is no respecter of persons.
After about ten years spent in bondage to severe headaches, I was influenced, by the benefits which a friend received through Christian Science, to submit my case to a practitioner.
In December, 1903, I was taken down with lung trouble and was confined to the house for two weeks.
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me.
It is almost six years since I came to Christian Science, and I find in it a practical religion, meeting my every need every day, including physical, mental, spiritual, and financial difficulties.
My heart is filled with gratitude to God, and to our dear Leader, Mrs.
It is with a heart full of gratitude and love to God, and to our dear Leader, that I send my testimony to the Field.
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
Just a little game of life, dear—The children building houses out of toys—Block towers rise,'Most to the skies,And then they fall—oh, sorry little girls and boys!
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.