Before becoming a member of The Mother Church and of a Christian Science society, the writer used to be greatly puzzled by St.
The good old custom, which still obtains in some places, of a watchman patroling the streets at night, calling out the hours as they pass, and adding the comforting assurance that "All's well," has, I think, a special signification to Christian Scientists.
A recent writer in the Clarion asks on what Christian Science "depends for its potency" if not "upon things material, nor supernatural, nor upon faith.
The point most of us overlook in our adverse criticism of those who resort to prayer to heal disease is that they are for the most part men and women who have looked in vain to the state-favored schools of healing to help them.
Christian Science is based upon the Scriptural teachings concerning the omnipotence and the "All-in-all" of God.
If there is any one place where the practical, helpful influence of Christian Science is needed it is in the busy "marts of trade.
If there is so much Scriptural justification for sin, sickness, and misery as our critic contends, why did the Saviour spend so much of his time while on the earth eliminating such conditions from human experience, at the same time declaring that his "mighty works" were in fulfilment of the law and in direct accord with the divine will?
If Christian Science practice were such as our critic indicates, no Christian Scientist could endorse it, but we are glad to say that he has not described adequately the practice of Christian Science.
Christian Science is the religion and practice of Jesus made applicable and serviceable to modern life.
In other days of other years afar,To all life's vaunting joys I gladly turned,Mine own self-will, my happiness, the quest—And yet in vain! For this I had not learned:Thou knowest best.
When Jesus healed the sick on the shores of Galilee, in its towns and villages and by its roadsides, as recorded in the gospels, we can scarcely assume that he did this work simply that the sick might be healed, but rather because it seemed to him a necessary incident in exemplification of the gospel he preached,—a gospel which invariably heals the sick when it is understood and practised.
In talking recently with the pupils in a Sunday school class on the subject of the commandments, the writer asked these young people of what practical value law would be in human experience without obedience.
We are told that the common people heard the Master gladly, and when we remember the size of the audiences he addressed, the long distances which the many must have come to hear him, and the frequency with which they followed him from place to place that they might garner all his marvelous sayings,—the ease with which he reached the people becomes apparent, and we are brought face to face with the inescapable inference that, preached in its purity and power, the gospel must ever be irresistibly winsome.
[The following letter is so indicative of the interest and enthusiasm attendant on the campaign for clean journalism as an essential factor in the general uplift of human thought, that we are glad to give it place in our columns.
The semiannual lecture on Christian Science was given Thursday night [Nov.
With a heart overflowing with gratitude, I wish to express through the Sentinel appreciation for the many blessings which Christian Science has brought me.
I am very grateful for the opportunity afforded me when a child to attend the Christian Science Sunday school for about four years.
It is with a grateful heart that I think of the wonderful help which Christian Science has brought me.
With a heart full of gratitude for Christian Science I give my testimony, hoping it will benefit some one who is seeking to be loosed from bondage.
I feel it my duty to tell others some of the many blessings we have received through Christian Science.
The time has arrived when I feel that I ought to give my testimony, which may be of help to others, especially those of my own country, Switzerland.
It is with a grateful heart that I wish to tell of the blessings I have experienced through Christian Science.
In the summer of 1904, when in great need of help, everything possible having been done for me, materially, that could be done, during years of wretchedness, I decided to try Christian Science.
It has been my desire for a long time to tell others of the many blessings I have received through Christian Science.
One of my daughters was ill since childhood from a supposedly inherited disease; at the age of ten and a half she was at the point of death, and no physician could afford relief.
Christian Science was brought to my attention nearly five years ago.
Christian Science first came to my notice about six years ago, when a friend of mine who had been healed loaned me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
Years had I toiled, yet toiling only seemedTo bring me failure, where I hoped success,Bearing me farther from the prize I sought.
[James De Normandie in Christian Register.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.