To say that the practice of Christian Science endangers the health of the community is to say that it is not safe to trust God as the "great Physician" for body, mind, and soul, for this is just what Christian Science does.
Our clerical friend affirms, in substance, that Christian Science heals by suggestion, which is not essentially a religion, and not according to divine power as the Christian Scientists believe.
Our critic takes us to task for believing in an impersonal God.
Gibbon's "History of Rome" recites the fact that for three hundred years after the crucifixion primitive Christians healed the sick and raised the dead through their spiritual understanding of God's power over human error.
Christian Science depends not upon personal magnetism, hypnotism, mesmerism, or any other phase of so-called human mind-force, but it depends for its results absolutely upon the manifestation of God's power to heal the sick and sinful in accordance with the teachings of Scripture.
Christian Science yields to no other religion greater recognition of the value to humanity of the experience of the Nazarene, and the effort of Mrs.
I noticed by the morning papers that the Rev.
Does the state of Missouri intend, through its laws, to create a monopoly of the medical profession, and grant to the members of that profession the sole and exclusive right to cure the sick?
The 85th edition of The Mother Church Manual, containing all of the recent changes, has been issued and is now on sale.
From now on there will be but one Christian Science church in Cedar Rapids.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
An important factor in the advancement of the Cause of Christian Science is its publications, and the progress which has been made along this line, in the way of development, owes its success, in large measure, to those loyal workers, all over the field, who are mindful of our Leader's longtime request that they not only subscribe for the periodicals issued by the Publishing Society, but read them and write for them.
One of the most significant features of the story of the prodigal is this, that when understood it is found to be not a far-away Oriental tale, but a near-by experience.
In a recent Lesson-Sermon there was a very telling instance of the relation between certain truths.
I feel impelled to write a brief acknowledgment of the debt I owe to Christian Science, but words seem so hopelessly inadequate to express the thoughts of which the heart is full, that I am almost ashamed to send so cold and brief a report.
In October, 1908, I was watching my football team, when the ball suddenly flew out of bounds and both teams rushed after it.
Freely I have received, and freely do I give my testimony, trusting that others may derive as much benefit therefrom as has come to me.
One day in the summer of 1908, I scalded my left arm very badly, but by steadily declaring that God is the only power, I suffered very little from the injury after the first few minutes.
About four years ago some disagreeable growths began to make their appearance on my hands, until both of them were almost covered, some of these excrescences being very large.
About three years ago I first heard of Christian Science through being healed of a stomach trouble of long standing.
It is with a feeling of deepest gratitude for the help which I have received through Christian Science that I would tell about my healing.
In reading a testimony in the Sentinel I was led to see the mistake I had been making in not expressing gratitude for the good already received.
It is with gratitude and love that I give the following testimony.
I have long felt it a duty to express through our periodicals my gratitude for the many benefits that Christian Science has brought to me and mine, as I have much to be thankful for.
After having been treated under materia medica for several years without any permanent benefit, I at last turned to Christian Science and was healed of severe catarrhal trouble in less than one week, although I took treatment for three weeks before I was thoroughly convinced that I was permanently healed.
Four years ago Christian Science came into our home, and joy, peace, prosperity, and health was the result.
I joyfully bear witness to the healing power of Christian Science.
I wish to add my testimony, in the hope of helping others.
For thirty years I was a great sufferer from chronic rheumatism.
It is now more than four years since I sought and found help in Christian Science.
I am not a Christian Scientist, but claim the privilege of giving a little testimony respecting an accident I experienced in February, 1907, and the good result derived from Christian Science treatment.
Nearly two years ago I became interested in Christian Science, and since that time I have not enlisted the services of a physician, or depended upon materia medica to overcome physical discord.
One day last winter, while hurrying down a steep street, I had a bad fall, and in a short time my back began to pain me.
When evening steeps the world in rest,A sigh steals from the sea's deep breastLike echo of an ocean's roar.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.