A little girl who had been watching her mother make pencil sketches, finally said, "Mama, I know what drawing is.
O Master, thou with the patient eyesAnd the brow that bore and strove;With the voice that ne'er a word conveyedBut was born of infinite Love;Men say, as they pass on their way today,Bending low neath the weight of care,Could they touch thy hem that their silent griefWould melt in the saintly air.
It is very much the fashion among the less broad and tolerant of the theologians and many of their followers.
It is now generally understood that Christian Science is based entirely on the teaching of the Scriptures.
Christian Science does not help those who are in prison because of having violated the laws of the state, to "imagine" that they are free and thus make them happy, any more than it helps those who are in bondage to physical illness because of violation of health laws to "imagine" that they are well.
It is true that Christian Science promises health, harmony, peace, and a reasonable amount of prosperity.
A Christian Scientist does not ignore the claims of pain and disease, but he knows they are not a part of God's creation, which was finished and pronounced very good.
The mission of Christian Science is the establishment of God's kingdom on earth, and it seeks to accomplish its purpose by eradicating sin from men and inculcating the love of good in their affections.
I have studied Christian Science in America, and it was there that I became absolutely convinced of the magnitude of the truth that had been revealed to the world, and of the selfless fortitude of the lady to whom it was revealed, and through whose tireless energy and faithful devotion to Truth hundreds of thousands today, who have been healed of all manner of diseases, sins, and mental deformities, are calling blessed, and striving to show their gratitude in the only way acceptable to her, by closely following in the footsteps of the Master.
For forty years, in a storm of slander, of obloquy, and of malice, Mrs.
The statement made by the reviewer of Dr.
The next admission of candidates will be June 3, 1910.
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of St.
Out of the darkness flames the light—A lark takes wing.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
In reading the testimonies of healing received at this office for publication, the editors have been greatly impressed with a feeling that, next to the spiritual uplift which the study and practice of Christian Science have given the writers of these testimonies, the most important thing is that a great weight of fear has been lifted from their shoulders and they realize that they are indeed free.
At the present time as never before, the most strenuous efforts are being made not merely to lessen disease and vice, but to annihilate them, and for this evidence of human progress Christian Scientists rejoice, even though the methods employed may not be those which they consider the best.
Not infrequently would-be clever critics take occasion to make Christian Scientists the butt of raillery, if not ridicule, by an apparently legitimate inquiry as to why they should put forth such earnest effort to overcome sin and sickness, if it be true that these things are mere "old wives' fables.
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In 1902 my health began to fail, and it was at first thought that I had overworked myself and would be easily restored by rest and a change; but the benefit was only temporary, and I soon broke down again.
In January, 1900, I became a member of a Christian Science household.
For some time it has been apparent to me that I must not withhold my testimony and longer, for I should show my gratitude to God and to Mrs.
I give my testimony of healing in Christian Science, hoping that it may aid and encourage some one in need of the assurance that "with God all things are possible.
I am glad to add my testimony of healing.
It is with great pleasure I give this testimony of my wonderful healing through Christian Science.
I am glad of every legitimate opportunity to tell something of what Christian Science has been to me during the past few years.
It is with great pleasure that I give this testimony as a small evidence of the benefit I have received through the study of Christian Science.
In July, 1908, my husband was very sick.
I do not feel that I would be doing right if I did not tell something of what Christian Science has done for our family.
A little over seven years ago, Christian Science was brought to my notice through the healing of a friend whose case had been pronounced hopeless by the doctors.
In January, 1904, when the healing truth came into our home, our young daughter was nearly helpless from a nervous disease.
For three years I suffered from a chronic disease of the stomach and bowels, and the physicians whom I consulted brought no help.
It is with gratitude to God for the healing power of Truth, that I give this testimony.
Since living in Prague, so far away from any Christian Science organization, I have had many wonderful proofs of the divine presence, and of the unfailing efficacy of Christian Science in every trial.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.