There are two points raised by our clerical critic respecting...

Portland (Ore.) Oregonian

There are two points raised by our clerical critic respecting Christian Science which need correction. First, that Christian Scientists claim to have the power of Christ yet do not heal every case, and, secondly, that the cases healed through Christian Science are of a mild type, mainly of a nervous nature.

As to the first objection: When the Christ-method is referred to and claimed by Christian Scientists, it means the application of exact and definite knowledge of God—the knowledge which Jesus possessed without measure and which he urged upon his followers, telling them, as related by John: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Christian Scientists are engaged in acquiring this knowledge through faithful study of the Bible and the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. They humbly acknowledge that they have as yet acquired only a small degree of this truth, and can demonstrate only what they understand; yet Mrs. Eddy says, "Because you have cannot walk on the water and raise the dead, you have no right to question the great might of divine Science in these directions. Be thankful that Jesus, who was the true demonstrator of Science, did these things, and left his example for us. In Science we can use only what we understand. We must prove our faith by demonstration" (Science and Health, p. 329).

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