It cannot be truthfully said of Christian Science that it...

Greensburg (Pa.) Review

It cannot be truthfully said of Christian Science that it does anything else but reform the sinner and heal the sick, nor can it be successfully denied that it accomplishes both these works in marked degree. Surely no one objects to the overcoming of sin and the healing of sickness, and yet we occasionally find some one raising his voice against that which works only good. And strangely enough these criticisms come almost wholly from those who themselves are committed to the task of saving mankind from sin and sickness, and who therefore can have no possible quarrel with the objects of Christian Science. What remains to be assumed, therefore, but that the objection is wholly to the method? Christian Science offends, apparently, because it overcomes sin without scholastic theology, and sickness without drugs. It were better, it seems, that men should not be good and well, rather than that they could acquire these blessings in any but a material way. Christian Science is so "irregular."

Fortunately, mankind is learning very rapidly to judge by results. Abstruse questions as to whether one's interpretation of Scripture agrees with another's are viewed with scant concern as compared with the question of what is the effect of one's religion on his life. It is the same in the healing of sickness. The public is demanding that every system which can show results shall have a right to live and carry on its good work.

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