Permit me to voice my sentiments on the recent vitriolic attack of a clergyman against Christian Science in your issue of April 12.
Whenever knowledge of any science is accurate and exact, then we find absolute agreement among all faithful students of the subject; but such uniformity of thought and action cannot rightly be attributed to the following of any personal leader, for it is the unity of the subject-study that produces unity among its students.
The attempt to belittle the efforts of Christian Scientists because the results of their practice are not always instantaneous will not find a very hearty response in the minds of just and tolerant readers.
When the Master of Christianity declared, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing," he evidently meant that the only thing which gives life and existence to creation is Spirit, and that the flesh, which means the physical or material in contradistinction to the spiritual, is altogether unprofitable.
Christian Science teaches that the effect of drugs and food on the human body is the result of the belief attached to them, and that consequently, speaking absolutely, there is no difference between them.
Christian Science is the fulfilment of the teaching of Jesus the Christ.
Through understanding that God is Spirit and All, the only cause and creator, and that Spirit's substance and creation are spiritual, Christian Science overcomes the carnal belief in material cause and material effect, and thus destroys the results of such belief on the body, thereby healing the sick and reforming the sinful by this spiritualization and purification of consciousness from material sense.
It is very true that Christian Science considers much of the dogma and creed, much of the man-made systems and beliefs which pass current as Christianity, as unnecessary and superfluous.
Christian Science is a religion, the religion of Jesus Christ, and accomplishes its healing and redemptive work by the same method employed by Jesus and his disciples, thus fulfilling the Scriptural promises: "And these signs shall follow them that believe;.
Among the vast number of Christian Scientists are to be found thousands of men and women whom the world has recognized as "intelligent," and who have won honor and distinction in their field of endeavor,—judges, lawyers, business men, clergymen, college professors, doctors, teachers, authors, and many others.
In a recent issue you publish an interview with a medical practitioner, according to which that gentleman would have the public believe that the healing method in Christian Science consists in merely telling a sufferer that he is not suffering.
Sometimes, I ween, the Master smiled—There budded in his eyes a glowWhich on his lips bloomed sweet and slowTo win a little child.
The new edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, was dedicated with a simple but impressive service Sunday, March 28.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
I hereby request Christian Scientists throughout our continent and in other lands to observe the following By-law.
The Spectator, a weekly paper published in Portland, Ore.
For no other thing, perhaps, are we more indebted to Christian Science than for its revelation of what constitutes spirituality.
Other things being equal, mankind's most effective helper is he who is best able to discern the signs and possibilities of good, and who does not allow any show of stupidity or false sense to disturb his hold upon the promise of better things in those to whom he would minister.
Whenever I have thought of giving testimony to the power of Truth as it has been revealed to us in Christian Science, and which has completely revolutionized my life and thought, I have been largely deterred by a sense of bewilderment as to where best to begin or what to enumerate.
I have thought it a duty I owed to God, to our dear Leader, and to the kind friends who have helped me, to acknowledge the many blessings which have been mine for the last five years or more.
Man in the image and likeness of his creator cannot be called either old or young at eighty, but mortal mind must use some finite measurement.
When Christian Science was first presented to me, nearly three years ago, I was suffering from a severe attack of a stomach trouble of many years' standing.
My life has been so blessed through the teachings of Christian Science, that I feel it is through loving obedience alone I can express my gratitude.
I wish to express my gratitude for the benefit received from Christian Science.
I am very glad to testify to my healing in Christian Science of what was pronounced organic heart trouble and other so-called incurable diseases.
Among the most common of the objections urged by those who are antagonistic to Christian Science are the following: that it is based upon will-power, etc.
For twelve years after the birth of my boy I had much trouble and pain; the conditions grew worse, and finally our physician advised an operation.
In November, 1905, the truth taught in Christian Science was presented to me.
Words cannot express my deep feeling of love and gratitude for the many blessings which Christian Science has brought to me and mine.
Following the birth of my only child, I was an invalid for six years, and much of the time could not attend to my household duties.
Words cannot express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.