A work of genius is so simple that a child may comprehend its message.
When we first heard of Christian Science in our home, the remark was made to us by a friend, "But how can you become Christian Scientists, when there is no reading-room where you live, and no one to explain the text-book to you?
It is the chamber o'er the city gate,The watch-tower, whence the tidings of good cheerOr earnest warnings sound, for those who hearThe call of Truth, and for its coming wait.
Christian Science is, as a matter of fact, the effort to reestablish primitive Christianity, and primitive Christianity consisted not merely in preaching the gospel, but in healing the sick, and by healing the sick is understood, in Christian Science, not simply the overcoming of disease and pain, but the destruction of poverty and misery, of sorrow and sin,—in short, of all conditions which are inharmonious and so contrary to divine law.
We are absolutely at one with Mr.
Christian Science teaches that spiritual power, reflected from God, is amply sufficient to overcome all beliefs in the power of matter and the actuality of disease, but the demonstration of this truth is measured by the growth of the individual consciousness in the understanding of the real man and in the disappearance of the fears and false beliefs of generations back.
Some one has said that "prayer is the soul's sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed;" and it is true that the honest desire to know God, good, is a necessary precedent to that knowledge of the power and presence of divine Mind which Christian Science reveals as the only real power and presence.
Every now and then some individual or paper uses the word "imagined" in connection with a remark about Christian Science, implying that the members of that church "imagine" a great many things.
As one reads the variety of opinion expressed by your many correspondents in their assaults upon what they quite honestly believe Christian Science to be, and notes how much of this criticism is clearly contradictory,—one writer objecting, perhaps, to Christian Science for being just the very thing which another has assailed it for not being,—one feels a deep sense of gratitude that through it all, like some stately liner on an angry sea, the law of good, Christian Science, pursues her unswerving course, and that one has the good fortune to be even a steerage passenger upon that boat.
Christian Scientists accept Jesus Christ as the divine Son of God and are striving to follow Him in all his teachings and commands.
There seems to be a very strong inclination on the part of many who know nothing about Christian Science or its modus operandi, to charge up to it, with very little if any investigation, all occurrences that happen out of the ordinary course of events.
Give to God His crowning glory,Love tells thee how.
To the student of Christian Science there is food for reflection in the method adopted by the Master when the disciples of John questioned him to know if he really was the long-expected Messiah.
The sixteenth chapter of Romans opens with an injunction from St.
It was a clear, cool day without, so that an overcoat and a brisk gait were called for, and yet the atmosphere of the conservatory we had entered was summerlike and we found ourselves in the midst of a revelry of bloom.
The circular letter recently sent to First Readers of branch churches and societies throughout the country, signed with the name Eli N.
The corner-stone of First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Berkeley was formally laid at seven o'clock this morning [Dec.
The theme of the lecture of William D.
The next admission of candidates will be June 2, 1911.
The question, "What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits?
It is with the greatest of pleasure and deepest gratitude that I certify to the wonderful healing power of Christian Science.
I have tried many times to express my deep sense of gratitude for the blessings I have received as the result of an earnest study of Christian Science.
I came to Christian Science solely for physical healing.
Christian Science healed me when all material means had failed, and it has given me the joy and brightness with which my life is now filled.
I wish to give my testimony regarding the process of my recovery from sickness in 1908.
I am one of the many who have found relief through Christian Science.
I first heard of Christian Science about three years ago.
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science and the benefit I have received from it.
I want to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
It is with a very grateful heart that I write this testimony for the Sentinel.
About three years ago I found it necessary to go to a dentist, who after an examination said that two teeth needed to be extracted.
With a thankful heart I speak of the benefits which Christian Science has brought me.
The eyes of new-born babe, first opening,See not the world, the forms of man and beast,Distinguish not the distances, but bringOne thought by which the new life is increased;"Let there be light,"And on that light the eyes rejoicing feast.
The Christian Science Text-Book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.