One who could not demonstrate a problem in arithmetic...

Fort Scott (Kan.) Tribune-Monitor

One who could not demonstrate a problem in arithmetic would not be considered proficient to interpret the principle of numbers, and as these gentlemen [of a ministerial union] cannot demonstrate the teachings of Christian Science, they certainly are not qualified to sit in judgment upon those who can. The teachings and demonstration of Christian Science are purely spiritual; they are upon a divine basis and are wholly in accord with the teachings of Christ Jesus, who declared, "I am the way." Jesus' ministry was one of teaching and healing. As his teaching is accepted by Christendom as an example for mankind, so his work should also be accepted, for he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." And he further said, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

Biblical history teaches that all manner of disease, as well as sin, were cast out—healed—by Jesus without material aid. The therapeutics of Jesus were spiritual, and to those who doubted his Messiahship he said, "Though ye believe not me, believe the works." Yet it was said of him by the learned men of his day, "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?" The words of Scripture declare that "faith without works is dead," and Jesus said of the barren fig tree, "Cut it down." It was this teacher and demonstrator of the Word of God who gave that sacred command to preach the gospel and heal the sick, and he also said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

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