The Bible teaches that a fountain cannot send forth sweet...

The Stockton (Cal.) Mail

The Bible teaches that a fountain cannot send forth sweet water and bitter, and Jesus the Christ said, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit;" therefore the critic's statements in a recent issue of the Stockton Letter are inconsistent, for he condemns Christian Science as "illogical, ridiculous, absurd," etc., and yet he admits that he has "known persons to be cured of nervous disorders, and of selfishness, meanness, and unamiability by this very creed." A religion which proves its faith by its works, as Christian Science does, is a practical religion, and the world needs such, for it is tired of theories and human opinions, and is beginning to look for the "signs" which were to follow "them that believe." The great Teacher said, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them;" then let Christian Science be judged by its fruits, namely, the healing of sin, sickness, disease, and all manner of evil.

Our critic greatly errs in supposing that Christian Science sprang from the human brain, or that Mrs. Eddy "constructed" it. Christian Science is the law of God, and originated in the infinite Mind, or God, and is to be found in His Word. Mrs. Eddy discovered it, but never claimed to have originated it, just as Newton discovered, but did not originate, the law of gravitation. It is a well-known fact, and acknowledged by hundreds of thousands who are not Christian Scientists, that Mrs. Eddy was in every sense a gentlewoman of the highest type, educated and refined, and acknowledged to be one of the foremost women of her age.

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