My attention has been called to the article in a recent issue...

The Australian (Sydney) Christian World

My attention has been called to the article in a recent issue entitled "The Question of Faith-healing," in which reference is made to Christian Science. The writer there shows that many have been attracted by the teachings of Christian Science discovered by Mrs. Eddy, and have joined the Christian Science church. It may well be asked: Why have they done this? Is it the teaching merely, or is it not also the results of that teaching shown in the improved lives, health, and character of the members of the Christian Science church that has brought this about?

The works of Christian Science in healing "all manner of disease," functional and organic, in supplanting discord with harmony, and in the overcoming of sin with right living, are manifest before the world, and it is fruitless at the present time to deny that these works have been and are being done. Some may not know of them, but inquiry only need be made in the right quarters, and overwhelming evidence can be brought forward to prove this statement.

We need to remember that men, however prominent they may be in the theological and medical schools, and however anxious to give an impartial judgment, are apt to approach this subject biased by their own views and education. Is it irreverent on the part of Christian Scientists to claim that the power of God is omnipotent, or are we to accept the idea that His healing power is limited to that class of disease usually diagnosed as functional? Which of these is most consistent with the idea of an all-loving, all-powerful, and ever-present God?

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November 28, 1914

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