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To cite the practises of a mesmerist which the critic acknowledges...
Lemoore (Cal.) Republican
To cite the practises of a mesmerist which the critic acknowledges were "only an exhibition of the force of suggestion or the action of the law of faith, over a patient in the impressible condition," as in any degree comparable with the practise of Christian faith and understanding as taught in the Bible and reemphasized by Mrs. Eddy, is to misunderstand the nature and modus of Scriptural healing. This critic refers to the "force of suggestion" as underlying many systems of so-called cure, but he surely would not wish to be taken as implying that this was the basis of the spiritual healings wrought by Jesus and the apostles.
If, as the Bible clearly teaches, it was God who healed those who turned to Him in ancient times, why should it be thought incredible that He should continue to save His children from sickness as well as from sin? Or why should a clergyman feel "compelled in the interest of truth and common sense to deny the reality of cures in cases of serious organic disorders"? This critic admits that "sometimes benefit is derived" by "people who are under a delusion" or by "invalids who have been wrongly pronounced incurable." But Christian Scientists recognize that to God no case is "incurable." Deformity, blindness, leprosy, and even death were dispelled by the understanding of Life which Jesus brought to light. Then shall Christian Scientists be censured for attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus the Way-shower? or condemned, when in some instances their understanding is not so clear as that of their Master? Even the immediate disciples of Jesus failed in at least one instance to heal a severe malady; yet Jesus did not condemn their effort, but explained that they needed a greater degree of consecration and spiritual understanding to meet these more stubborn cases. Notwithstanding the marvelous goodness of the Master, and in spite of the healing works which he had wrought, he was tried in court and condemned as a criminal. Must it be said today that some who profess to "preach the gospel" condemn those who are striving sincerely (and to a large degree successfully) to carry out Jesus' command to "heal the sick"? This command in the New Testament is given equal weight with its correlated command to "preach the gospel."
DOING OUR BEST
CAUSE AND EFFECT
FLORA R. TSCHOPIK.
PROMISE OF LIFE
REV. RICHARDS WOOLFENDEN.
"TREASURES IN HEAVEN"
MYRTLE B. S. JACKSON.
MARY J. ARNOLD.
The reference to Christian Science, in the address by...
It is unfortunate that the reverend critic should have considered...
Charles K. Skinner
In reply to "A Query to Christian Scientists" in a recent...
Emma J. Leplow
In his manifest attempt to discredit Christian Science,...
Ezra W. Palmer
FROM DAY TO DAY
REV. JAMES J. ROME.
"LOVE IS THE WAY"
Annie M. Knott
A SONG OF ASSURANCE
John B. Willis
with contributions from Dr. Stewart, F. B. Wheeler, E. H. Brewster, E. J. Trist, William M. Glasgow, Clarence L. Hangan
Having received so many benefits from Christian Science,...
I desire to tell of some of the blessings that Christian Science...
Leona M. Pritz with contributions from Mary Noble Faulk
Christian Science has been a revelation to me, and it is a...
George M. Spangler, Jr.
It is with pleasure that I add my testimony to those of...
Carrie D. Upchurch
Being very thankful to God for the benefits received...
Louis B. Newman with contributions from Carrie H. Newman, William P. Newman
It was about two and a half years ago that I first became...
Marion Welton Kisskalt
Jesus' words to the father of the little maid, "Be not...
Helen M. Olsen with contributions from Kathe Kutschwalski
I would like to relate a recent experience which proved...
Frances C. Oakes