In his last letter to your paper "Junius" enumerates again...

Modesto (Cal.) News

In his last letter to your paper "Junius" enumerates again the good things he concedes to be in Christian Science, and generously adds another in that he "recognizes The Christian Science Monitor as a good newspaper." Our friend tells of the abundant peace to be gained through believing on Jesus Christ, "where the spiritual life is concerned." Christian Scientists rejoice at whatever of spiritual blessing is found in other churches, and they recognize that as compared with the so-called physical life the spiritual is allimportant; they also understand, however, that Jesus, through both his words and his works, taught a full salvation, freeing men from sickness as well as from sin. He said, "The Father ... he doeth the works;" and he promised that those who through his teachings should come to know the Father, would be able to do likewise, for, he said, "these signs shall follow them that believe; ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

The critic also says, "The facts are evident on all sides to prove the fallacy of Mrs. Eddy's theories." It should be remembered that in Jesus' day equally plausible arguments were advanced against his teaching, and that every case brought to him for healing presented, from the standpoint of the senses, conclusive "evidence" of the reality and permanence of disease; yet Jesus rebuked this evidence, and destroyed the sense testimony which had seemed so real.

Should not every Christian be thankful that there are those today who are striving to apply the teachings of the Master in this direction, and who have already attained to some degree of success? Our critic demands that Christian Science shall show "as large a comparative number of cures as medicine." It shows a larger number. According to statistical comparison in two states, one in the extreme north and the other in the extreme south, seventy per cent of those who applied for Christian Science treatment during a period of one year, had already failed to recover or to receive permanent benefit, through medical treatment. Of these, ninety per cent recovered, or received permanent help, under Christian Science.

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May 3, 1913

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