The idea that Christianity is good for the body as well...

New London (Conn.) Day

The idea that Christianity is good for the body as well as the soul of man has been relegated to the background, and a great part of the church has contented itself with an expression of belief that the age of miracles had passed and explained the statements made to Christ's disciples about the ability to heal diseases as being confined to those early days, or else maintained that the spiritual healing was the most important work. Sometimes it has been hard work to reconcile the statements of the Bible with the modern contention, but it was treated as one of the mysteries of faith that could not be very definitely explained.

The rise of the Christian Science movement and the frank acceptance of the idea that the Founder of Christianity meant what he said in regard to the relief of the sick, have caused no small degree of uneasiness among those who could not quite accept the orthodox explanation of the church's attitude on the question of healing, and a good many sermons have been delivered in the attempt to prove that the movement was founded on error. In spite of all that was said, however, Christian Science attracted a great following, and there were many witnesses who attested to having regained health as a result of their faith in the teachings of Mrs. Eddy.

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