We are taught in Christian Science that "the same power...

Racine (Wis.) Journal

We are taught in Christian Science that "the same power which heals sin heals also sickness" (Science and Health, p. 135). Failures in practice are not due to Christian Science, but to the want of it. If our critic wants statistics "showing the percentage of failures to successes," they can be furnished. According to comparison in two states, one in the extreme north and the other in the extreme south, seventy per cent of those who applied for Christian Science treatment during a period of one year had already failed to recover or to receive permanent benefit through medical treatment. Of these, ninety per cent recovered or received permanent benefit under Christian Science treatment.

Our critic might refer to the November, 1907, Broadway Magazine. My memory is that it showed that about eleven thousand cures had been wrought by Christian Science in the Empire state, and that most of them were organic, according to diagnoses made by physicians. Our critic also admits our "successes are enough to show that they can banish pain." This admission from a Presbyterian pastor is encouraging and shows that we are headed toward the goal of greater success, if we are content with small beginnings and do not allow our minds to be swayed by unjust and unfair criticism, but hold firmly to Truth (God) and daily be about our Father's business.

Christian Science is founded upon Truth; its only foundation is the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, which were absolutely scientific in that they were capable of demonstration. Adverse statements from the pulpit cannot undermine this foundation. The finger of scorn pointed at one of God's "little ones" cannot reverse his knowledge of God's power to heal.

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