Christian Science offers a broad field for the contemplation of humanity.
In the review of a new book recently appearing in your columns, the term Christian Science was used in connection with the mention of different methods of mental healing in a manner which might cause an erroneous impression regarding it.
Regarding Christian Science our critic says, "It is not Christian, and certainly not science.
It is amusing to see the knocks that are being given to Christian Science; yet this organization continues to grow, and many are willing to testify as to what it has done for them.
The speaker quoted in a recent issue as having satisfied himself that he does not need to believe in Christian Science because of the effects he observes from sitting on a tack, might indeed be said to be painfully in error.
It is regrettable that the eminent surgeon who recently denounced Christian Science did not require of himself the same study and investigation necessary to understand the practise of Christian Science that he would require of those who wished to understand surgery before attempting to speak authoritatively on the subject.
The Messenger in a recent issue contains an editorial which objects to the statement made by a Christian Scientist that "sickness and sin were never made or supported by God.
Your correspondent, "Working Man," is misinformed when he says that Christian Science is "hypnotic suggestion disguised.
However perplexed you may at any hour become about some question of truth, one refuge and resource is always at hand: you can do something for some one beside yourself.
When Christ Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect," he doubtless recognized that he was setting a standard of conduct which only the greatest measure of love, goodness, wisdom, intelligence, and understanding could look forward to as the manifestation of man in the image and likeness of God.
A man may think he can choose his own standard of living, as to right or wrong doing, with some popular virtues to balance certain vices deemed necessary adjuncts of mortal existence; yet this can never satisfy any one, for the simple reason that an inflexible standard always has existed and always will, and Christ Jesus stated it in unequivocal terms when he said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Basic truths are always universal, they refuse to be compassed by the specific.
Henry Marelli was honored by the Christian Scientists in being chosen to introduce Virgil O.
My father was a deeply spiritual man, and from his teaching and example I gained a simple faith in God, which never really left me, though after the passing on of my beloved parents I left home and plunged into the pleasures of the world.
It is with deep-felt gratitude to God for the many blessings which have come to me through Christian Science that I wish to tell of some of my experiences for the benefit of the readers of the Christian Science publications, since Der Herold der Christian Science was in part instrumental in our coming into Christian Science.
I wish to express my gratitude to God for Christian Science.
That God is an ever-present help has been proven to us frequently during the past four years.
Some three years ago, at the time when my attention was called to Christian Science, I was suffering from the after effects of a painful operation for gall-stone.
Feeling convinced as I do that I owe my life to Christian Science, I freely give this testimony.
Eight years ago Christian Science found me in what seemed a hopeless condition, both physically and mentally.
After turning to Christian Science as a last resort, and receiving the healing, before severing my connection with my former church I listened to a sermon on "Paul's thorn in the flesh.
Through Christian Science I have been healed of a throat disease and the fear of its annual recurrence.
To show how thoroughly Christian Science heals, it came to me a few weeks ago that I am now quite free from a sense of great physical weakness experienced both before and for some time after I became interested in Christian Science.
Night, with its silence and its solitude,Brings all earth's strife unto the feet of Love:There, in the stillness of the eventide,To lift our thoughts in prayer to God above.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TEXT-BOOK, "SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.