The old adage, "Man proposes, but God disposes," is well known.
It was on the opening day at one of the theaters in a western city that the writer had the following experience, which may be of help to others.
It is undoubtedly true that a number of actors and actresses have become students of Christian Science, because they have been enabled by its teachings to rise above many of the difficulties which they have to encounter in their profession.
With respect to the discussion on faith-healing, reported in a recent issue of the British Medical Journal, and referred to in a late issue, will you permit me to point out that, with all due respect to the writers in question, there is a distinct absence of logic in their views.
A good example of optimism is that given by Christian Scientists.
In a recent issue one signing himself "A Local Pastor" criticizes my second reply to a critic on the subject of the atonement.
A critic says that "if that book [Rudimental Divine Science], and Science and Health, were offered to any church, they would be rejected on the ground that they were unscriptural.
In a recent editorial entitled, "Can a Man Die of a Broken Heart?
Christian Science has no connection with the methods of those who practise faith-healing, with which, however, Christian Scientists have no wish to interfere.
Talking about newspapers, let me go on record as a reader and admirer of The Christian Science Monitor.
The next admission of candidates will be Nov.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
I hereby announce to the Christian Science field that all inquiries or information relating to Christian Science practice, to publication committee work, reading-room work, or to Mother Church membership, should be sent to the Christian Science Board of Directors of The Mother Church; and I have requested my secretaries not to make inquiries on these subjects, nor to reply to any received, but to leave these duties to the Clerk of The Mother Church, to whom they belong.
We often hear people say that they believe implicitly in the Bible, but when we attempt to reconcile their actions with this statement, we find that the point of view of the individual enters largely into the matter, and that their belief in the Bible is simply a belief in their own interpretation of the Scriptures.
Patience is undoubtedly regarded by many as a rather negative sort of a virtue, though such an opinion has no support in human experience or in the teachings of the Bible.
Mortal belief makes its most confident assertion in the statement that at its best life must speedily yield to death; that "it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
The Fennville Christian Science Society have closed negotiations whereby they become the owners of the Dr.
Beginning with the issue of January, 1911, the Christian Science Quarterly will be published in the small size only.
A lecture on Christian Science was delivered at the Elks' Home by Judge Septimus J.
The mail and telegraph address of Clarence C.
In offering this testimony for publication I hardly know where to begin, as there is no end to the good I have received through Christian Science.
It is now over three years since I learned of Christian Science, and it has made me the happiest, healthiest, and I believe one of the most contented men on earth.
Four years ago, when I came into Christian Science, I was a very delicate girl.
Like many others, I have been helped so many times by Christian Science that I would like to give my testimony for the Sentinel, in the hope that it may lead some one into health and happiness as I have been led.
Christian Scientists do not claim to be better than other people—just better than they were before they gained a knowledge of this healing truth.
In April, 1908, our two little girls had a fever.
Six years ago I went through an operation which I was in hopes would make a strong woman of me, but as time went on I found that I was just as great a sufferer as before entering the hospital.
Through Christian Science I have been taught how to love others, and of all the blessing I have received this is the most wonderful to me.
In November, 1908, I had a severe trouble in the ear, to which I paid little attention at first.
I consider it a great privilege to be afforded an opportunity to tell my experience, and to express gratitude for Christian Science.
Several years ago my sister sent for me, and when I reached her home I found her little daughter, about six years of age, ill and in bed.
It is with a sense of deep gratitude that I testify to what Christian Science has done for me.
It was not the physical healing which attracted me to Christian Science so much as its scientific statement of Principle.
I had been interested in Christian Science but two years when my first child was born.
Now on sale are three new pamphlets: "Seeking and Finding," "Prayer and Healing," and "The Divine Nature.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.