Our critic would denounce Christian Science as a fake...

Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman

Our critic would denounce Christian Science as a fake because some who claimed to have been cured have since died of their maladies. Jesus healed many thousands of sick and crippled people, and raised some from the dead, all of whom have long since passed from this plane of existence, and yet the healing accomplished by Jesus is admitted by the world in general to have been genuine. Christian Scientists believe with Paul that "the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

In closing, our critic is represented as saying: "While thought power is potent in nervous diseases, it has but little influence over germ diseases, such as scarlet fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria, and cancer. It restores no amputated limbs and sets no bones. In this field Christian Science utterly fails." I have referred to a case of tuberculosis and to another of cancer. Many cases of scarlet fever and diphtheria have been successfully treated in Christian Science, and the honest investigator can readily establish the truth of this assertion. The list of those who have been thus healed of organic and functional diseases contains the names of too many well-known and reputable men and women to admit of their being classed with those who have been afflicted only with "nerve mimicry."' Reliable testimony of the healing of broken bones is obtainable, and many limbs have been saved to individuals after they had been ordered taken off by the surgeon. The public is greatly interested in the fact that today Christian Scientists are striving, with a wonderful degree of success, to prove unnecessary the amputation of limbs, knowing that "with God all things are possible."

November 27, 1909

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