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While Mrs. Eddy's teachings always emphasize the spiritual...
Birmingham (Ala.) Age-Herald
While Mrs. Eddy's teachings always emphasize the spiritual facts of life, these teachings do not deny in the human consciousness "the physical experiences of life, especially those involving sickness and suffering," as the critic averred. The fundamental teachings of Christian Science are such as may be applied in every department of legitimate activity, and they are therefore eminently practical and full of common or good sense. They inculcate compassion and helpfulness in an efficacious way. The critic made the usual mistake of the adverse critic of Christian Science, in supposing that nothing is being done when the metaphysical or spiritual treatment of disease is employed. The fact is that more is being done than in any other method, and with this statement an ever, increasing number of those who have had some experience in the relief given will agree. In this, however, as in the transmission of speech by telephone, we cannot expect those who know nothing of the experience to apprehend it.
Many eminent physicians in this country have recently stated in public that there is no known remedy for pneumonia. "The only thing that can be done for it is to keep the patient nourished as well as possible and take good care of him." Christian Scientists do not refuse to do anything along medicinal lines for the purpose of being fanatically loyal to a religious belief, but because they have a very remarkable substitute. They choose what they have demonstrated to be the "better part."
Upon what ground could any one affirm that a given case which is not healed in Christian Science treatment could be healed under medical treatment, since medical treatment fails continually in all kinds of cases? It is estimated that one hundred and forty thousand people die every day, mostly under medical treatment. Inasmuch as Christian Science has saved many cases which had failed to recover under medical treatment, is it not reasonable to assume that those who die under Christian Science treatment would have gone even sooner if they had not had Christian Science treatment, and that those who die under medical treatment might have lived longer or been saved entirely if they had had Christian Science treatment?
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THE LOVING FATHER
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE.
THE BEGINNER AND THE BIBLE LESSONS
WILLIAM TAYLOR STONE.
A HEALED NEWSPAPER
HENRIETTA A. FIELD.
THE THIRD COMMANDMENT
LAURA B. DOORLY.
A. L. HITCHCOCK.
MY BROKEN IDOL
CASSIUS M. LOOMIS.
Our critic does not seem to have perceived that there is...
Our critic is mistaken in his supposition that Christian Science...
James D. Sherwood
Having read the letter published last week in the Pacific...
God changes not; therefore such works as the Master did...
H. Coulson Fairchild
A large majority of the members of the Christian Science...
Joseph B. Lovell
One of the fundamental rules of Christian Science practice...
Edward W. Dickey
ISABELLE W. PEMBROOK.
"THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH"
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE MUSTARD SEED
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from A. H. Pettigrew, J. J. Suess, J. A. Eskridge
An overwhelming sense of gratitude prompts me to tell...
Charles le Maistre
About three years ago I was suffering greatly from boils,...
Milton F. Harris
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for what Christian Science...
Helen M. Mills Porter
I wish to testify in regard to the benefits which I have...
L. R. Johnston with contributions from Elizabeth Johnston, Lois Catharine Johnston
The budding of a common flower elicits no special...
Fred C. House
It is with a heart full of love and gratitude to God that...
Minnie Martz with contributions from N. S. Martz
Before I learned of Christian Science I was very miserable...
Mary Alice Muir
About nine years ago, when living in Wisconsin, I was...
Mary J. Miles
From early childhood I was in bondage to headaches and...
Maybelle A. Wallis
Christian Science came to me over four years ago, and I...
Margaret Goulding Reid
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Charles Clark Pierce, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.