When a so-called new and redemptive truth at first declares its message to the world, it is often classed with the very evils it has come to destroy, and finds its enemies among those whom its mission is to save.
Our critic begins his attack with the declaration that muddle in material affairs is bad enough, but that muddle in religion is a thousand times worse, and he goes on from this to labor the point that Christian Science has created a muddle in religion.
The Scriptures record that Jesus' life-work was one of regeneration; he healed the sick, he redeemed the sinner, he raised the dead; and he said of those who believed on him, "The works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father.
"A great many people are under the impression that it takes a long while to read the New Testament," remarked a well known preacher the other day, "but as a matter of fact it only requires sixty hours for the average reader to read the entire book; or, in other words, if a man were to read an hour each day he would finish the book inside of two months.
For the past fifteen years I have observed the effect of Christian Science on those who study and practise it, and I have never known nor heard of a person becoming insane as a result of such study and practice; but I have known of many persons being healed of insanity through Christian Science.
If this English medical critic objects to the teaching of Christian Science that "Mind is all and matter is naught".
Many diseases, especially those which are termed obscure, may, and doubtless do, have their origin in the mind.
Proper precaution, reasonable care, pure food, fresh air, are all in keeping with the teachings of Christian Science, since discretion is more nearly right than carelessness, and the purest, the most wholesome in human belief, most nearly approaches the ideal.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distrees, or error of any kind.
It was soon after he had raised from the dead the son of the widow of Nain, and the stir which this occasioned, that our great Master was questioned as to the validity of his claim to the Messiahship.
No one can read the word spoken by "the faithful and true witness" to the church of Laodicea, as recorded in the 3rd chapter of Revelation, and meditate upon the kindred emphasis which Christ Jesus laid upon that manifestation of Truth which is known as genuineness, without acquiring a keener sense of how great a crime is cant.
There is a wide difference of opinion among professed Christians as to the extent in which they should indulge the desire for the pleasures of the senses, some sects prohibiting certain forms of amusement altogether, and others permitting them, except at specified seasons.
A new item is today [June 26] added to Philadelphia's splendid total of handsome churches, when the congregation of First Church of Christ, Scientist, which for some years past has been holding its services in the old Beth Eden Baptist Church, at Broad and Spruce streets, opens its new building in West Philadelphia.
Christian Science came to me a little over two years ago, at a time when I needed help and needed it badly, for everything seemed to go wrong, no matter how hard we tried to do right.
It is with the most profound gratitude that I tell of the blessings that have come to me in my comparatively short experience in Christian Science,—gratitude both to God and to our Leader, Mrs.
If I were to tell all that Christian Science has done for me, it would be a long story.
When Christian Science was first brought to my attention by a near relative, I was led to accept it at once.
So many people have wondered at my recovery from illness of such long standing, that I came to the conclusion my experience with Christian Science might help some other poor sufferer who has exhausted all other means, that such a one might be inspired to search for health in the way I did.
It has been my desire for a long time to tell the readers of the Sentinel what Christian Science has done for me.
For the benefit of those who may be seeking after Truth, and from a thankful heart, I wish to give a short summary of what Christian Science has done for me.
Christian Science has brought great joy to me in my old age.
About four years ago I bought a copy of Science and Health.
I wish to express my gratitude for the many blessings received through Christian Science.
In my work I need an acute vision as well as a steady hand, but both of these had greatly diminished.
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
It is with great thankfulness that I testify to the blessing of complete restoration to health and strength received through Christian Science.
Our lot is greater than ourselves, and gives to our souls a worth they not else have dared to claim.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.