Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
Sixteen years ago Mrs. Eddy wrote the following words:...
Aberdeen (Scot.) Gazette
Sixteen years ago Mrs. Eddy wrote the following words: "If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name" (Pulpit and Press, p. 22).
In your article "The Meaning of Christian Science," you draw attention to the increasing interest in mental healing, and to the efforts being made in some of the churches to keep people from going in for Christian Science by offering them something as a substitute. It will be a cause of rejoicing to every Christian Scientist to see the members of other Christian churches healing the sick in Christ's name, but so far we see few, if any, looking in the right direction. As people in general have little knowledge of what Christian Science teaches, your readers may be interested to hear a little of its methods, and will thereafter be in a better position to contrast them with those of other systems.
Christian Science starts with the statements that God is infinite, that He is Spirit, Love, lawgiver, the ruler of the universe. If He is the lawgiver and ruler of the universe, He must be intelligence, Mind; and if He is also infinite, then He must be infinite Mind, infinite intelligence. This is but another way of saying that God is omniscient, since it is plain that omniscience must be limitless, boundless, infinite intelligence. Considering this point a little more closely, we find that if we are really to accept this statement as true, then God must also be the only Mind, since there cannot be more than one Mind if this one is infinite. Christian Science, therefore, maintains that there is but one Mind. God, and that all true intelligence, wherever manifested, must be the reflection of this one and only Mind. The confusion which hides this great truth from the ages arises from the false belief that intelligence can be separated from truth, purity, and goodness.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
PROGRESS, NOT REGRESS
HON. CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK.
THE WORKS OF GOD MADE MANIFEST
DOROTHY GRAFIN VON MOLTKE.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP
W. W. TOTHEROH, LL.D.
"FORBID THEM NOT."
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE
HELEN R. PLATT.
SOLVING OUR PROBLEMS
FRANK B. HOMANS.
In an issue of recent date, D. H. Talbert expresses...
In connection with a lecture recently delivered in your city...
Charles K. Skinner
In an account of the formation of a religious society...
Ezra W. Palmer
CHARLES C. SANDELIN.
BEING AND DOING
John B. Willis
KEEPING AND HOLDING
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from Margaret C. Von Essen, Ernest W. Reynolds, A. E. Mackay
It gives me great joy to tell what Christian Science has...
Frederick Standingford with contributions from Lulu C. J. Reighter
It is with a sense of deep gratitude and unspeakable love...
Della A. Mitchell
About two years ago I was unable to sit up even for...
Many times have I thought of sending a testimony to...
Florence Pearson Koontz
I feel it my duty to tell of the help received through...
In gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me,...
I have had many striking proofs of the healing power of...
Anna Laura Carter
I feel I have delayed too long about writing to express...
Laura C. Allen with contributions from Anna Cunninghame Graham
My heart is full of gratitude for the many blessings I...
Jane Graves Monsarrat
In November, 1906, I fell, striking heavily upon my...
A. E. Bassett
We wish to express our gratitude for what Christian Science...
Ernest H. Carlmark
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Matt S. Hughes, A. W. Grose, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., A. Duff, David Utter