Will you kindly allow me some space in your paper for a...

Soerabaiasch-Handelsblad

Will you kindly allow me some space in your paper for a few remarks about the "Letter from Paris"? Otto Knaap in that letter tells about the work of different magnetic and hypnotic healers, and in that list he includes Mr. Eloff. "That this gentleman calls himself a Christian Scientist," is, according to Otto Knaap, "not important; his performances are based on the same principle as those of Antoine; the power of the human will, as the expression of a strong, unflinching faith."

"The description of this treatment may apply to the methods mentioned above, but as an explanation of the modus operandi of Christian Science it is entirely wrong. In Christian Science treatment the human will has nothing to do but to obey the will of God, who is Truth and Life. It is a yielding of human desires and wishes to the understanding of the law of God, who never asks of man aught but to express Himself, God, the Principle of life. Being of the same will as the Father, learning to say with Jesus, "Not my will, but thine be done," is Christian Science treatment, is the prayer tht heals sin and sickness, and which mankind must learn to "pray without ceasing" in order to attain to better conditions. The study of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, will show everybody how to attain this end; by it one begins to understand that the function of prayer is not to change God, or to extort from Him a blessing which He would otherwise withhold, but that prayer in its true sense is a listening to God. The human consciousness only needs to undergo a change; it must give up all belief in evil and in an evil power, and in this way obey the first commandment: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

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