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Christian Science does not repudiate baptism, but accepts...
Shreveport (La.) Journal
Christian Science does not repudiate baptism, but accepts in its entirety what the Scriptures teach on this subject. It is said that Jesus was baptized by John, declaring, "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." John was very much astonished when the Lord came to him, as he knew that Jesus and come to establish an order of baptism differing entirely from that which he himself practised; for John had said of the Christ, "He shall indeed baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire."
It is said that Jesus himself baptized no man, that is, with water. It was his mission to lift the world entirely above material ordinances and to teach a purely spiritual method of regenerating mankind, a method which was entirely devoid of symbols; and yet he did not condemn those methods which were in vogue, realizing that they were essential stepping-stones for those who were unprepared for the advanced spiritual method which he came to establish. Later, Paul said: "I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; ... and I baptized also the household of Stephanns: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel." Paul realized the spiritual essentials of Christianity, and he was thankful to have been lifted above material forms. He was one of the most noted masters of the gospel, and yet he did not recommend water baptism.
"LEST WE FORGET"
ELLEN B. PEASE
LOVE'S ETERNAL NOW
EDWARD C. BUTLER
JOHN E. FELLERS
GIVING AND INCREASE
KATHARINE ERWIN JERVEY
THE TRUE REFLECTION
IDA L. BAKER
"VICTORY OF TRUTH OVER ERROR"
CALEB H. CUSHING
Our critic desires to know what the Christian Science...
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
"DECEIVE NOT WITH THY LIPS"
"THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME"
John B. Willis
THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Chauncey J. Guthrie, Alice E. Guthrie, Mary Baker Eddy, Kate Davidson Kimball, Frederick Dixon, Mary Beecher Longyear, Annie E. Cardwell, Diana Jackson, Burton B. Turner, Mary E. Cheatham, Charles F. Kraft
with contributions from C. W. Crim, Orison Swett Marden
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
That the truth revealed to this age by Mrs. Eddy is...
Geo. M. Swan with contributions from T. B. Gilbert
In the hope that this expression of my hearfelt gratitude...
H. Van Leeuwen with contributions from Aimee E. Titus
Some fourteen years ago, in removing a small piece of...
N. L. Godfrey
From childhood I suffered from stomach trouble, and...
Ludeema B. Tennent
My gratitude to God for Christian Science can never be...
Denver L. Richardson
I have had convincing proof that Christian Science heals...
Maggie Blackley with contributions from J. F. Wallace
Although it is now almost nine years since I began the...
Emma W. Holyoke
I did not take up the study of Christian Science for the...
Emily R. Smith
Before I became acquainted with Christian Science I had...
Frau Helene Rempt
Having received so much benefit and encouragement...
William Lazenby with contributions from Ellen Lazenby, Stella E. Saxton