Nineteen centuries ago a teacher startled a slumbering...

Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald

Nineteen centuries ago a teacher startled a slumbering world by presenting in a new way the eternal truth concerning God and man. Reiterating the Decalogue as enunciated by Moses, he declared that his mission was "not to destroy, but to fulfil" that law. Although the teaching was elucidated by works, it was seriously questioned by many, but his success in imparting his teaching is recorded in the history of the churches founded by his immediate disciples. These churches taught and practised the healing of the sick, together with the reformation of the sinner, for a period of about three hundred years. The promise was perpetual, and though lost to sight, the ability to heal through divine power remained intact, to be again discerned and restored to Christianity.

This great Teacher, known as Christ Jesus, wrought life's problem correctly, teaching and proving that through spiritual understanding God's immutable law is ever available, supplying adequately every human need. This perfect example of our Master has stood, and still stands, distinct and refulgent, against the background of the ages. Mrs. Eddy discovered, discerned, the spiritual import of this work, and presents it to this age as Christian Science. She so designates it because it repeats the full chord of Christ's teaching, and obeys the apostolic admonition to prove its faith by its works.

Today, as in bygone centuries, some may pronounce this teaching a human vagary, but the demonstration of its rules, even in a small degree, convinces the student that it is the power of God, bringing deliverance to earth-bound humanity. Let us patiently work and wait for the establishment of God's kingdom upon earth, until we "in the unity of the faith" recognize and realize the glorious liberty conferred by God upon His children.

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October 30, 1909

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