A Truth-Seeker one day said to the writer, "I know that Christian Science is all true, but I can't seem to make it a part of myself.
Make me a savor of sweetness,A sweet-smelling savor of Love,To hearts that know not the repleteness,Of life that is breathed from above.
In you issue of the 13th ult.
There has been much disposition shown of late by our fun-makers and their imitators to make Christian Science the butt of their humor.
First, our critic says there is no place in Christian Science for the atonement.
In Christian Science, the reverend critic averred, the health of the body was made the chief feature, whereas in the New Testament it was the salvation of the soul that was emphasized.
The speaker is quoted as referring to Christian Science as a "self-centered system," which "teaches how to help one's self, how to get away from one's own troubles; but duty, responsibility, and the helping of others are minor considerations.
Christian Scientists seek to behold the good in their neighbor, rather than delve for imperfections.
The next admission of candidates will be June 3, 1910.
We expect to commence the construction of our new church edifice about May first of this year, and for this purpose we have purchases one of the best sites in the city, facing the beautiful grounds of our state capitol, the building to be of the type now favored in the designing of Christian Science churches.
O Tend'Rest Love, that guides the stumbling feet,And keepest them in paths where Thou dost bide;I cannot stray beyond Thy watchful care,But always 'neath Thy shelt'ring wing may hide.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
Church Organizations Ample.
Probably no phase of Christian Science teaching is so generally misunderstood by those outside its borders as that which exposes and denounces the operations of so-called animal magnetism, and yet the teaching on this subject is so plainly stated by Mrs.
In no one thing, perhaps, has Christian Science more helpfully influenced human thought than in its redirection of the world's attention to the very simple truth that effects are to be adequately dealth with only as we address ourselves to the removal of their final cause.
It is possible that very few persons have the highest motives when they begin to obey God's laws,—they may fear the consequences of wrong-doing; yet even in such cases it might be said that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Dearest Leader:—My wife and I have just reached England, and I want, by the very first mail, to write and thank you for finding time, in the midst of all your work, to see us and talk to us when we were in Boston.
The change in the explanatory note, as recently sent to First Readers by the Publishing Society, was made after the April Quarterly had been printed, but it will appear in the July issue.
With a feeling of grateful love, I wish to add my testimony to the many given in the Sentinel and Journal, for they have been very helpful to me.
I would like to express my gratitude, especially for the proofs of protecting and healing power of the teachings of Christian Science which I have experienced in cases of sudden injuries.
It is with deep gratitude to God that I relate the story of my healing through Christian Science.
I was ill for six years, the greater part of that time able to do but little, and part of the time nothing at all.
On being asked if Christian Science has done anything for me, my answer is, that I believe it has saved my life.
I wish to submit my testimony to the healing power of Truth.
I wish to express something of what Christian Science has done for me.
When our little son was born in March, 1908, it was noticed that he could not use his left hand or arm.
A little over two years ago, I was stricken with a severe attack of fever.
With a sense of devout thankfulness I wish to express my gratitude for the help which Christian Science has been to me, and for many manifestations of the power of divine Love.
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I testify to the blessings which I have received through Christian Science.
Four years ago I was physically and mentally a wreck, and completely discouraged, as I had just come home from boarding-school with the expectation of having to give up my education.
When I think of my present happiness, and then of the days before I knew about this saving truth, I am indeed very thankful to God for Christian Science.
I wish to add my testimony to the efficacy of Christian Science, and to express my deep gratitude for what it has done for me.
Often as I have desired to express my gratitude for Christian Science and what it has done for me.
Words are so inadequate to tell what Christian Science has done for me and mine, that I have been slow to write a testimony for publication.
It is with a greatful heart that I wish to tell what Christian Science has done for us.
I am a schoolboy and have always been a Christian Scientist.
Surely he'd come, this knight, and like the king,Arthur of old, redress the wrong and standFor honor, justice, and for stainless truth!In dream I saw him draw his sword,—the Word,Before whose power wrong shrinks, abashed and pale,Foreseeing doom in this one flash of light.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.