A message was coming to me over the telephone when a confusion of sounds rushed in to drown the speaker's voice.
The critics of Christian Science have seldom taken the trouble to study it at first hand; most of them are content to take the opinion of others who are frank enough to admit that they do not understand the text-book, and ignorant enough to pronounce judgment on what they do not understand.
The gentleman quotes at length from various distinguished men and authors who refer to death as inevitable.
To say that Christian Scientists do not believe in baptism is simply juggling with phrases and evasion of facts.
Christian Science is nothing more nor less than scientific Christianity.
What then did Jesus teach?
Christian Science does by no means "stifle inquiry;" it is not so foolish as to attempt to do so, since the honest enquirer approaching the subject without bias is invariably convinced of the truth.
Christian Science denies the reality of sin, sickness, and death in the sense that they are not God-made entities and consequently are not indestructible, for "whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever;" but it does not deny that these things have become a part of mortal experience, though it is constantly proving their nothingness by overcoming their asserted claims through the power of the simple gospel of Jesus.
Christian Science is not a "fad," but a practical and demonstrable system of religion and healing, which for the past forty years, in the face of the bitterest opposition and ridicule, and oftentimes persecution, has proved beyond the shadow of a doubt its right to be recognized as the greatest blessing that has come to mankind since the day of our great Master, whose teachings and practice it logically explains and interprets, in the way he commanded; namely, by the healing of sickness and the overcoming of sin.
At the Canterbury Diocesan Conference, Canon Gardiner declared that the religion which ignored the spiritual element in healing was not the Christianity of Christ, and that the church needed to accept our Lord's attitude toward sickness and disease, and overcome them in the power of God through Jesus Christ.
Since the dedication of The Mother Church in Boston a few years ago, the growth of Christian Science, in the face of wide-spread and ofttimes bitter criticism, has been progressing steadily.
One need not be a Christian Scientist to be an admirer of their daily publication, the Monitor.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, and reads no letters on disease, distress, or error of any kind.
Some of those who criticize Christian Science and Christian Scientists do so from the standpoint that too much is made of the healing of disease, and too little of the healing of sin; but there are at least two reasons why such criticism is not well founded.
Christian Scientists are sometimes asked by those who are becoming interested in Christian Science, as to how certain things should be "demonstrated," as, for instance, a home.
"Is the Christianity they teach adequate?
The Christian Scientists at Nashville yesterday [July 5] came into full and complete possession of the Church of the Advent building, on Seventh avenue.
Before an attentive and deeply interested audience at the Empire Theater last night [May 26], Frank H.
Unto the hills I will lift up mine eyes!Symbol and type to me are theyOf Him who did the heaven and earth create—Whence comes my strength from day to day.
Deeply do I feel the debt of gratitude which I owe to Christian Science for the many benefits I have received, and it is with gladness that I claim the privilege of telling others what this healing truth will do.
It is now twenty years since the healing work of Christian Science entered my consciousness.
I feel that the time has come for me to add my testimony to the list of those who have been freed from mortal bondage.
About sixteen years ago I was taken with an acute attack of rheumatism which caused me much pain, and each year after that I had a similar experience, up to about ten years ago, when I began to have two or three attacks every year, each one more painful than the preceding and compelling me to remain in bed a week or ten days at a time.
I give this testimony as to the healing power of Christian Science, so that others may turn to the truth and find relief as I have done.
I was very quickly healed in Christian Science of a bad cold.
That peace-laden message, "The truth shall make you free," came to me when I was discouraged and unhappy, suffering acute pain, and mentally miserable because of an all-pervading fear.
I wish to express the gratitude I feel for the healing and new life which have come to me through Christian Science.
I wish to express my sincerest gratitude for the blessings which have come to us through Christian Science.
Christian Science has done so much for us that I do not know what to tell first.
I feel it a duty to add my testimony to the thousands of others, in the hope that some sufferer may reap the benefit of it.
Ten years ago I began to investigate Christian Science, because I desired to know more of God, and friends had told me that I could obtain this knowledge through the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Christian Science found me about six years ago, suffering from a very severe form of skin disease, also an attack of asthma, both of which I had had since childhood, having been sent to Colorado in 1882 as a last resort for the asthma.
I awoke one morning with every indication of a severe attack of illness.
It is about two years ago that we first became interested in Christian Science, during which time we have had several demonstrations of the healing power of Truth.
Earth called it grief, 'twas but beliefThat came to claim an hour;Truth absolute, heart resolute,Knows God the only power.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.