Since Christian Science has proved such a success as a great healing and reformatory movement, the world has been flooded with various imitations of it.
What is more eloquent than an impressive silence?
Whether he is aware of it or not our critic flings overboard the whole teaching of the idealism of natural science as completely as the idealism of Christian Science.
Instead of using suggestion, or the control of one human mind over another, the teaching and practice of Christian Science require that directly the opposite course be followed, and that by reliance upon divine power the sufferer be made free from every sort of evil suggestion and influence through which he has been made sick.
The fact that many thousands of people are demonstrating Christian Science in the healing of all manner of diseases and sins sets at naught one's reckless assertion that "the philosophy and juggling of words which sets forth this science cannot be understood.
I am neither a member nor an attendant of a Christian Science church, but I am an honest investigator of the truth of what it claims to teach.
Futile striving of mere imagination in the empty air of unreal speculative dogmas and abstractions was not the method of the healing of sickness and sin by Jesus.
To the world today Christian Science is represented by an ever-increasing body of people,—ordinary intelligent people, living peaceful, sober, and industrious lives, interfering with no one; not thrusting their religion on others, but affirming that Christian Science has brought to them a measure of health and happiness they knew not before, and ever willing to help their brother man to acquire the practical knowledge of God that has had such a beneficent influence on their own lives.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
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Christian Science teaches, as did Jesus, that "there is none good but one, that is, God;" and when students of Christian Science are not so taught they are defrauded of the pure teachings of Mrs.
It is now very generally admitted by religious thinkers that the "daily bread" for which we ask in the Lord's Prayer means very much more than material food.
Correspondents who have sent orders for the Hymnal to the Publishing Society during the past month or two are informed that there has been delay in securing permission to use some copyrighted hymns, and it is necessary to await the completion of arrangements before issuing any Hymnals.
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It is eight years since it was proved to me in Christian Science that there is no power apart from God, and I feel that no one has more to be thankful for than I have.
In Psalms we read: "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
It is now over three years since I first heard of Christian Science, and during that time I have had many very wonderful proofs of the power of Truth to cast out error.
I wish to tell of a demonstration made for me by my mother.
I cannot express in words all that Christian Science has done for me, and all the blessings which I have received and am always receiving.
I began to study Christian Science about two years ago, and I am very thankful for all the good which the constant study of the Bible and of Mrs.
I feel that I should be guilty of ingratitude, if I waited longer to give my testimony to the benefits received through Christian Science.
It is five years since we first became interested in Christian Science, and in that time we have had many and varied proofs of the healing power of Truth.
It was not for the purpose of receiving the physical healing that I decided to investigate the subject of Christian Science, for from early childhood I had been well and strong.
For the blessings of Christian Science I feel that, like the prophet Isaiah, "I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us.
I have been interested in Christian Science for about three years, and have received so much good that I rejoice to tell it, with the hope that it may benefit some one else who may be seeking the truth.
It is with much gratitude that I write the following testimony in regard to the benefit I have received since taking up the study of Christian Science.
It is with heartfelt thankfulness to our Father-Mother God that I write to acknowledge something of what my wife and I owe to the teachings of Christian Science as given to the world by Mrs.
A year ago a lady called at my house and told me about Christian Science.
To those beginning the study of Christian Science, and meaning of the omnipresence of God is a revelation, and presents a new and tangible idea of divinity.
In fervent penitential prayer,A conscience-stricken sinner bowed;Nor pomp, nor ceremonial riteWith hollow form his words endowed.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.