The teaching of Christian Science, that man is now and always has been perfect, has awakened the comment that man's salvation lies not in his present perfection, but in his perfectibility, and in answer we would ask if the all-wise and all-powerful creator, whom the prophet described as "of purer eyes than to behold evil," or as unable to conceive of an imperfect thing,—did this creator, the one God, good, deign to make man imperfect (unfinished), and leave the problem of his perfection to the chance of the ages?
Ofttimes, when meditation steeps my heartIn harmony and hush and ambient light,I seem to stand apartFrom thoughts that to my duller moods respond;Like some lone watcher, leaning out of nightTo glean one shaft of glory far beyond.
Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, manifested as divine Life, Truth, and Love.
There has recently been accomplished in Boston a remarkable feat in the annals of newspaper publishing.
It is quite obvious that a man who knows the truth about a mistake is in a position to correct that mistake, and it is equally clear that a man who does not understand the method whereby the mistake is corrected, is not in a position to criticize the method.
If our critic would rely for his information upon the Christian Science text-book, and the authorized publications, he would learn that Christian Scientists do believe most definitely in the atonement—the reconciliation of man to God through Christ Jesus the Wayshower—and that if they have no outward ritual or ceremonial it is because they believe most implicitly that "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Whatever criticisms may be indulged in by the opponents of Christian Science in their efforts to discredit its claims to the serious consideration of mankind, it cannot be denied that Christ employed neither drugs, electricity, hypnotism, nor autosuggestion in his healing work, relying exclusively upon the truth, love, and power of God as the efficient remedy for all the ills that flesh is heir to.
Christian Science starts from the premise that there is one First Cause, self-existent, eternal, infinite; one intelligence or Mind, the Being men call Spirit or God, the Principle of all true existence.
The point that Christian Scientists emphasize more than other Christians is the present necessity for healing the sick as well as the sinner.
When Pilate queried, "What is truth?
The Brooklyn Times holds no brief from Christian Science, nevertheless, it feels constrained to assert that Mr.
If we sit down at set of sunAnd count the things that we have done,And counting findOne self-denying act, one wordThat eased the heart of him who heard,One glance most kind,That fell like sunshine where it went,Then we may count the day well spent.
Reading the mention of there being Christian Scientists in Constantinople, I have thought it might interest the Field to learn that there are four people in Athens who are deeply interested in Christian Science.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
The word original is thus defined: "Pertaining to the origin, or beginning; not copied or imitated;" etc.
Whatever confidence the representatives of the various schools of materia medica may have in the alleged benefit to be derived from the remedies on which they rely, they must be entirely agreed that they have no philosophy of the relation of means to ends.
"Christian Science, the Science of Salvation" was the theme discussed last night [April 17] by Prof.
I became interested in Christian Science about ten years ago, through a copy of The Christian Science Journal which was loaned me by a friend, who also induced me to accompany her to one of the meetings, which at that time were held at a private house by a small band of workers in Dresden.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Christian Science for physical healing and spiritual uplifting,—the consciousness of the omnipotence of God, good.
Four years ago, after several months of intense suffering, I consulted the family physician, also a surgeon of wide-spread reputation, who told me that my condition was most serious, and that in his opinion nothing but an operation would give any relief.
I have been benefited in many ways since accepting Christian Science, but to me the most convincing proof has been the healing of our baby.
Christian Science found me helpless, hopeless, beaten, broken; mentally and physically incapacitated and in financial despair.
When I first heard of Christian Science, some two and a half years ago, I had just recovered from an attack of asthmatic trouble, from which I had been a sufferer for ten years, and during the last year the attacks had been frequent and severe.
The Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," has indeed been to me a key to the Bible; it has made the word of God practical in my every-day life.
At what seemed to be my extremity, and at a time when most needed, Christian Science came to my notice, and I found it to be the "still small voice" of Truth.
I esteem it a great privilege to tell what Christian Science has done for me.
Five years ago I was searching for a remedy for a skin disease on my face.
It is about eight years ago since I met with an accident and injured my wrist.
Almost six years ago Christian Science found me, a miserable, lonely woman, reaching out for God and praying that He would send me one friend in this great city where I was a stranger.
I am not a member of the Christian Science church, but I am a student of its teachings, and I feel such thankfulness to God, and to the dear friends in Science who have given me aid and encouragement along the way, that I must perforce speak, or feel myself an ingrate.
When our little girl was three weeks old she had an attack of illness, but our physician advised us not to give her any more medicine than was absolutely necessary.
One in the prison-house of erring thought,Where darkness reigned through the unlighted year,In stress and tears, for his own worship, wroughtA frowning God of vengeance and of fear.
[Christian Work and Evangelist.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.