Christian Science is manifested in a humble and earnest...

Dundee (Scot.) Courier

Christian Science is manifested in a humble and earnest endeavor to utilize the teachings of the Saviour in the conduct of life, and to obey all his commandments. If the injunction to heal the sick by spiritual means has been neglected for centuries, this has arisen not so much from lack of desire to obey as from ignorance as to the method to be employed. In order to understand this method it is first necessary to gain a clear conception of the nature of God and man. Far from regarding God as a supernatural being, more or less incomprehensible to man, Christian Science insists on the Bible definitions of His nature as Life, Truth, Love, Spirit, and maintains that as man recognizes his own essential nature as made in the image and likeness of God, and endeavors to express more of truth, love, and spirituality in his every-day existence, will he reflect more of Life. Christian Science shows that sinful thoughts and inaccurate thoughts, resentment, passion, selfishness, pride, worry, and fear, militate against health, and that in order to improve our health we must first improve our thinking. All thoughtful men and women nowadays recognize these facts to some extent; Christian Science goes farther, and supplies its students with a scientific method of correcting inaccurate thought.

No system of medicine or hygiene pretends to cure all who apply to it for help; the death columns in our papers show that numbers daily succumb in spite of the ministrations of the doctors. Thus the mere assertion that recourse to one of the ordinary systems of medicine would have saved a man's life, carries but little weight. It is sufficient to point to the steadily increasing number of intelligent people who are joining the Christian Science ranks, to show that the system has solid advantages to offer. I myself know hundreds of men and women in all classes of the community who have been helped and healed, raised from sin, sickness, and poverty, by the sense of God's presence and power.

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