While dwelling upon the innumerable blessings and wonders of Christian Science, the writer has frequently been reminded of the words, "I do set my bow in the cloud,"—a "token" of that covenant which was to be "for perpetual generations.
Near my old home in Vermont stands Mt.
With me 'twas evening in a desert place,And hungry thoughts in a great multitudeQuestioned earnestly each his neighbor's face,—If they should not depart by slow foot-paceInto some village to buy needful food.
If there is anything certain about the teaching of Christ Jesus, it is the way in which he dwelt upon the possibilities of the present.
Starting from the premises, disclosed by Scripture and conceded by Christians generally, that God is good, that He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, that He is Life and Truth and Love, Christian Science establishes its position and proves its teaching by the infallible process of deduction.
The second tenet of the Christian Science church reads: "We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God.
Christian Science is a revival of primitive Christianity, and its healings are today as in Jesus' day the direct result of the impartation to erring human minds of the wholesome, uplifting, vivifying influence of divine Truth and Love, which heals physically by uplifting spiritually.
Christian Scientists do believe in a remedy, but not in the use of material remedies.
Christian Science and hypnotism are not in any degree or particular analogous.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
The naval narratives of the world teem with references to England's early seamen, Drake, Hawkins, and their kin, not only because of their fearlessness, their far-seeking, venturesome spirit, but because of the cleverness with which they handled their little caravels.
There can be no question that the spirit of the age tends toward scientific methods in all directions, and this is well.
Ground was recently broken on Neal street for the Christian Science church.
Being encouraged by the many proofs of divine Love I have received, and strengthened by a firm trust in God, from whom emanates all good, all being, I give the following testimony.
Last year in October I was taken ill with severe neuralgic trouble in the head.
One of our Lesson-Sermons brought so forcibly to me the fact that God's individual ideas are, by loving decree of infinite, eternal wisdom, inseparably associated with their fruits, that I have since felt not only an awakened desire to manifest more of the "fruit of the Spirit," as defined by Paul, but the paramount necessity of so doing away with the "fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" as to perceive and bring forth those fruits which are the product solely of the "pure thought emanating from divine Mind".
For more than ten years I was troubled with what is considered an obstinate skin disease.
It is with deep gratitude that I wish to tell of the blessings which Christian Science has given me, though words cannot express the peace it has brought into my life.
I am grateful for my healing, which was slow, but, thank God, a healing of the deadly sin of self-righteousness.
Having tried several of the best physicians in this city, and also having them send to New York for remedies which they said had never been known to fail, I had finally to give up and accept Christian Science treatment, which I had several times been advised to try.
It is with a heart full of thankfulness to God for what He has done for me that I send my testimony to the Sentinel.
Words cannot tell what Christian Science has done for me.
During several years of my early married life, I endured many ills of the flesh and suffered many things of many physicians.
From my earliest remembrance I was a sufferer from nervous affection of the digestive system, and other ailments which were not reached through materia medica.
This is to certify that Christian Science treatment cured my two children of a distressing skin disease, distributed over parts of the body and face.
I write this in loving gratitude for the by-law extending the age limit of the Christian Science Sunday School pupils.
In the spring of 1908, I was taken very ill with a nervous and muscular affection of the body, and also a very severe bowel complaint.
Never have I so appreciated the truths of Christian Science, or the wonderfully unselfed life of Mrs.
[Christian World, London.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.