In a recent issue detailing the closing scenes of the Bible...

Binghamton (N. Y.) Republican Herald

In a recent issue detailing the closing scenes of the Bible school conference, mention is made of an attack on Christian Science by one of the speakers. What the reverend gentleman said is sufficient to cause profound astonishment as coming from one versed in the Scriptures. The speaker disclaimed any intention of attacking Christian Science or Christian Scientists, but he did attack the practise of the religion, claiming that the healing was the work of Satan, and detailing how ingeniously Satan works to heal people and then diverts them from the church.

The astonishing thing shown by this statement is that the clerical critic apparently ignores the first four gospels of the New Testament, wherein the life and works of the great Wayshower are set forth. A reference to these would show that more space is devoted to the healing works of Jesus than any other one thing. In fact, his whole ministry was devoted to healing the sick and sinful, and he commanded his followers to do likewise. He not only healed the specific cases which are recorded, but he healed the multitudes, thus laying the foundation of the Christian religion; and this he did by spiritual means, and not by materia medica.

The sixth and last tenet subscribed to by Christian Scientists reads as follows: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us, and to be merciful, just, and pure" (Science and Health, p. 497).

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September 21, 1912

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