The first Bible statement about man is not qualified or uncertain, but definite.
Darkness upon the deep,—bowed down with sorrow,Discouragement, and grief, and bitter tearsFor all that seemed to be.
A recent critic asks, "Could anything be found more preposterous than to seek to pervert the teachings of the Bible to that of a cast-iron science?
It is altogether out of place to mention Christian Science in connection with spiritualism, evolutionism, and new thought, as our critic has presumed to do, since Christian Science has nothing in common with these systems either in theory or in practise.
In his introductory address last week, the Moorhouse lecturer defined Christian Science as a latter-day agnosticism, which denied the spiritual possibility of the material world, and also its reality as an object of experience.
Some forty years ago Mrs.
I have read the ministerial attack on Christian Science in a recent issue.
Our clerical critic repudiates and disparages Christian healing in the following words: "Christ never specifically commanded us to heal the sick.
When Some seven years ago the Sentinel enlarged its borders, four pages of reading matter being added and a new cover design adopted, it seemed as if the acme of excellence in service to the field had been reached, but it will be noticed that with this first issue of its sixteenth year our weekly paper has taken on a typographical appearance somewhat changed for the better we believe, and one which it is hoped will be even more satisfactory to its steadily enlarging circle of readers, as we have adopted the same face of type for this paper as that used in the Journal, beginning with the April, 1912, number.
All who betake themselves to meditation upon human affairs will find occasion to note how much of crude misjudgement is born of the careless assumption which presumptuously leaps to conclusions that, perchance, result in a cruel injury.
There are very few Christian people who have a clear sense of the relation between the letter and the spirit of Christianity, and many are apt to speak of the former in a rather derogatory way as if it were something to be avoided.
The next admission of candidates will be Nov.
My first knowledge of Christian Science was gained several years ago, at the time of the healing of my wife.
For over two years I suffered intensely with hemorrhoids, the pain often being so severe that I was compelled to lie in bed for days at a time; but I have been perfectly healed by treatment in Christian Science.
In early girlhood I became a member of a Christian church, having been led through family influence and educational training to accept its teaching.
I write this in the hope that it may help some one as I have been helped by reading testimonies given in the Sentinel.
Having received so much help from the testimonies in the Sentinel each week, I would like to tell of an experience in the hope that I may help some other in the journey from sense to Soul.
Some years ago, in Chicago, a dear friend took me to see a building then under construction, called First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Although I knew nothing of Christian Science, I was interested in a testimony I saw in a copy of the Sentinel which had been sent to me by a friend, and the many benefits received since that time remind me that some one who is suffering as I was, may be interested in my healing.
As the benefits of Christian Science multiply daily, the love, peace, and joy that come to us through its study and ministrations, my debt to divine Love becomes increasingly great, and I am sending this testimony as a slight expression of my gratitude.
In gratitude to God, and in the sincere hope that this may help others, I send my testimony.
In February, 1911, my daughter was taken with scarlet fever in a severe form, and also with a serious throat trouble.
[The Universalist Leader]
The Christian Science Text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.