It is interesting to note how constantly Jesus based his teaching upon the objects which surrounded him at the time he was instructing either his disciples or the multitude,—the fowls of the air, the flowers of the field, the wind, the sea, all in their turn served as illustrations to convey his meaning.
We are privileged to print the following letter, recently received by the managing editor of The Christian Science Monitor from a friend on the Pacific coast.
The command to heal the sick as well as to preach the gospel was given with the utmost distinctness by Christ Jesus, and is recorded directly in three of the Gospels, while in not one of these Gospels is there the slightest excuse for the attempt to confine the command to any particular time or persons.
In referring to Christian Science as "Mrs.
Jesus said, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
When we talk of salvation, what do we mean?
Our critic says that the testimonials of physical healing by Christian Science are, in the great majority of cases, entirely worthless.
The more the utterances of Christ Jesus are studied the more forcible becomes the fact that he was the world's greatest orator.
It is very true that to the human sense of things, sickness, sorrow, discord, evil of various sorts, seem to abound and to counterfeit reality, but the hope and expectancy of all Christian people is that some day, under some circumstances, that which is real will be so manifested as to destroy forever these phases of mortal belief.
The measure of the fulfilment of Bible teachings, as manifested in the daily experience of its devotees, furnishes the best proof of the efficiency of any denominational belief as a practical religion.
Our critic declares that the Christian Science text-book is absolutely irrefutable because it is utterly meaningless.
No comparison of method or value is intended, and none exists between the Bible and the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mrs.
If in hushed stillness of the starlit nightThou givest rest,Or in the well-filled hours of joyous lightWork'st Thy behest,It matters not, since Thou, O Love, art ev'rywhere,Enfolding me in Thine unfailing care.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
The Duluth News Tribune, in discussing the appeal which the church necessarily must make to mankind in order to maintain, or rather regain, its place in their affections and fulfil its mission in the satisfaction of their spiritual hunger, says editorially:—
It is quite customary for parents to impress upon their children at an early period the importance of observing health laws, and there is nothing wrong about this if a correct sense of what constitutes these laws is entertained.
In no respect does Christian Science more certainly remold human thought than in its teaching respecting the range and compass of man's capabilities.
Before a fair-sized audience at the Opera House, last night [May 28], Frank H.
I have long desired to give my testimony of blessings received through Christian Science, but words can convey only a faint idea of them.
With a grateful heart I testify to the blessings which have come to me through Christian Science.
I wish to express my appreciation of what has been given me in Christian Science, and my love and gratitude for our Leader, Mrs.
I wish to express my deep obligations to divine Truth and Love, and my thanks and gratitude for the many helpful articles in our periodicals during the past year.
It is with a heart full of gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me, that I give this testimony.
Like so many others I have been delivered from the sufferings of years through Christian Science.
I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done and is continually doing for me and the world.
We came into Christian Science for the healing of our son.
I first took up the study of Christian Science during the summer of 1907, and I am happy to say that in that short time I have learned more from its teachings of what life really is than in all my previous study.
I gratefully testify to the fact that I was healed about six years ago of a bowel disorder and severe headaches to which I had been subject for twenty years.
It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude and love to God, to our blessed Master, Christ Jesus, and to our beloved Leader, Mrs.
Trusting that this testimony will be of benefit to others, I feel that I should give it in gratitude for what Christian Science has done for my little girl.
I had been suffering from my eyes for over a year, not being able to use them without glasses, and very strong ones at that, when I went to a Christian Science practitioner and was cured in one treatment.
[Allan Hoben in American Journal of Theology.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science And Health with Key to The Scriptures.