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Inasmuch as, even at this late day, it is unusual for a socalled...
Inasmuch as, even at this late day, it is unusual for a socalled orthodox clergyman to pay such a tribute to Christian Science as to acknowledge it "accomplished some good," an incident of this kind is well worthy of comment. In a recent issue this statement was reported to have been made in the First Congregational church by the Rev. Benjamin W. Bacon of Yale Divinity school. Such a manifestation of the present-day tendency to consider the subject of religion from a broader view-point doubtless received the deserved commendation and approval of your readers. Due, more or perhaps, to the brevity of the published account of his remarks, while stating that the practise of Christian Science results in "an unusual amount of cheerfulness" and that it "accomplished some good," this gentleman is also credited with saying that, at the same time, it brings a number of "attendant evils in its trail." This proposition is at once seen to be inconsistent, for it is apparent that the same activity cannot possibly bring forth two results which are direct opposites, one good and the other evil. Unfortunately it is not stated what he thinks these evils are.
Christian Scientists endeavor to follow Jesus' example, who said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." He paid little or no heed to the physical, turning the attention away from the body toward the moral and spiritual, teaching with emphasis that a proper and full recognition of the spiritual was necessary to experience health. To those whom he healed he said, "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee," clearly indicating sickness to be the result of sin, evil, and that freedom from disease comes as a natural result when sin is forsaken. Jesus also characterized evil as a lie, for he called the personification of evil "a liar," and "the father" of lies. In this manner he declared evil with its resultant conditions, sickness, discord, etc., to be unreal to the spiritual, true man, God's image and likeness, and he taught how to dispose of these inharmonies by treating all evil as unreal, having no rightful place in man's experience.
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE
Value of Right Thinking
ROBERT W. SAGE
Taking up the Cross
IDA L. BAKER
Perception and Advance
JANE L. VILAS
Reason for Rejoicing
ERNEST C. MOSES
A Reading from Nature
WARWICK JAMES PRICE
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