In a recent issue there appeared an article containing...

Brooklyn (N. Y.) Life

In a recent issue there appeared an article containing this statement: "Almost everybody outside of the Christian Science persuasion already believes in prevention and skilful surgeons." Now Christian Scientists believe most emphatically in prevention, and by mental resistance to all suggestions of disease, and by casting out the fear of disease, they preserve themselves notably free from all forms of prevalent disorder. They also believe that the world has still need of skilful surgery. Where they take issue with popular belief is in their implicit faith in the power of God under all circumstances, and whereas Christian Scientists have not yet reached a point where they have demonstrated the Principle of Christian Science in its entirety, and do not therefore claim to be entirely immune from all disease and accident, there are few conditions which have not already been met by Christian Scientists. They are striving individually and unobtrusively to overcome evil at every point, and thousands of healthy and pure-minded individuals who belong to this denomination attest the fact that they are proving this dominion with increasing success. Those who are not ready to believe as thoroughly in the power of God as do Christian Scientists, should not quarrel with them because they are consistent with their Principle, and certainly Christian Scientists do not seek to deprive those who desire the aid of the skilled, or of remedies which they think will prevent the development of disease, of that in which they desire to put their trust. The world is better for Christian Science. Its modus operandi, its Principle and laws, may not be understood by the community in general, but its works are forcing a more general and wholesome conviction that a practical and entirely spiritual remedy for every evil condition is now available.

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October 30, 1909

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