In a recent issue of The News Tribune, an English...

Detroit (Mich.) News Tribune

In a recent issue of The News Tribune, an English writer is credited with a sharp criticism of what he is pleased to state is the teaching of Christian Science. He says, "The doctrine that pain and death are not real at all, except in so far as the victims are cowardly enough to submit to them, is a diabolical doctrine," etc. With all due respect to our brother across the sea, I must say his "man of straw," alias misapprehension, has been fought by many earlier critics in their attacks upon Christian Science, only to end in their discomfiture.

The position of Christian Scientists on the reality of death and pain is precisely that of the Founder of Christianity. When apprised of the death of Lazarus, he said, "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth," and of Jairus' daughter, "She is not dead, but sleepeth." Then as now, materialists of the age discredited the voice of Truth, for it is related that "they laughed him to scorn."

September 26, 1908

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