I notice in a recent issue, under "Talks for a Quiet Hour,"...

Oldham (England) Chronicle

I notice in a recent issue, under "Talks for a Quiet Hour," by the Rev. A. J. Waldron, on trouble and worry, that Christian Science is mentioned. The reverend gentleman says he is compelled to admit that there is much truth in Christian Science. It is an admission that every one is being compelled to make, for there is abundant evidence to prove that it is lifting mankind out of all manner of evil, trouble and worry included; but perhaps you will permit me to say that the method whereby these results are obtained is not anything like that outlined in the article named above. There it is stated that we exaggerate the power of trouble, although it is admitted that we cannot escape from it, for it is in the plan of the universe.

Is it reasonable to think that what is in God's plan can be removed by any means? It is certainly strange for a minister to say that "whether you depend on reliance in the power of prayer or will, it works miracles," and further on he says, "Test this for yourselves—believe." That the teaching of Christian Science differs from this may be seen in the following statement from the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy: "If God were understood instead of being merely believed, this understanding would establish health" (p. 203).

September 27, 1913

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