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Meadville (Pa.) Messenger
If it be true, as stated in the printed summary of a recent speech, that seventy thousand persons believe in Christian Science, the opinion of one man to the contrary is not necessarily conclusive. There are, as a matter of fact, many times that number of persons who not only believe in Christian Science, but who know that it is true, because they have not taken the word of somebody else either for or against it, but have tried and proved for themselves its efficiency in the overcoming of sin and disease.
I note that at one point in the speech Mrs. Eddy is referred to as the "sole inventor" of Christian Science, while later on it is averred that "the whole system was cribbed" from some one else. One of these assertions must be untrue, and the fact is that both are. Mrs. Eddy does not claim to have invented anything, but to have rediscovered to this age the Principle by which disease and sin were healed by the Founder of Christianity, who said: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Whether or not she has done so is not to be proved or disproved on the platform, but in the hearts and lives of those who stand in need of the healing and saving "works" of Christians imbued with the Mind that was in Christ Jesus.
The best evidence of the effectiveness of Christian Science treatment is in the growing army of those who use it. Parents who have been healed in Christian Science of diseases pronounced incurable by physicians, naturally prefer to have like treatment for their children. If the fact that a few children have died under Christian Science treatment is an argument against this form of treatment, what must be said of the innumerable thousands who die under the treatment of materia medica? Certainly more children have died as a result of blundering administration of drugs than as a result of failure to apply effectively the methods of Christian Science: yet that fact is not held up as a ground of indictment of the medical profession. Our clerical friends would resent the suggestion that their system of theology is all wrong because now and then they fail in their efforts to "save a soul."
"JUSTIFIED BY FAITH."
WILLIS F. GROSS.
ANNIE DINSMORE MC CLURE.
DENNIS L. ROGERS.
DREAMING AND WAKING
REASON RIGHTLY DIRECTED
THE ADVANTAGE OF KNOWING
Christian Science has now been known and taught...
Judge Clifford P. Smith
It was certainly kind of the critic to go out of his way...
Charles K. Skinner
Cultured and deep-thinking men and women of all...
It is very clearly recognized by Christian Scientists that...
John L. Rendall
All Christian Scientists are prepared to put to practical...
W. S. Morris, Jr.,
Our critic cannot measure Christian Science accurately...
James D. Sherwood
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Shakespeare
"PROVE ALL THINGS."
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Jessie S. Letherman, William R. Best, Eugene R. Cox, Ethel Donne, Emily H. Gardner, The Committee, M. Belle Brady, Louisa Harris, William G. Westle, Charles M. Howe, Jenness B. Frear, Agnes F. Chalmers
with contributions from Paul M. North, Ezra W. Palmer, William E. Morgan
I have been an adherent of Christian Science for the...
Words seem to fail me as I try to think how I may tell...
Emma L. R. Revell
Like so many others, I had my own opinion of what...
Rebecca Jane Strobridge
My first Christian Science treatment overcame neuralgia...
Howard I. Shaw
Christian Science came to us at a time when we were...
During the summer of 1907 I was almost bedfast from...
J. E. Rheu with contributions from Lorena Helder Morse
The joy, the happiness which have been revealed to me...
Elsie B. Carveth
About four years ago, while at work one evening, some...
Matilda Werth with contributions from Fred Werth, Tillie Werth
Before April, 1908, I had attended the Wednesday...
B. O. Boothby
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
Jane Cornell Van Hoesen
JOSEPHINE W. HEERMANS
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Charles W. Burrowes, Lyman Abbott