It appears from a paragraph in a recent issue that Christian Science...

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It appears from a paragraph in a recent issue that Christian Science was "attacked" by a speaker who demanded to know what it had ever done that so many persons should be drawn to it. If the details of the "attack" were in evidence, it would probably appear that the assault was not upon Christian Science itself, but merely upon somebody's mistaken concept thereof.

If any one is really in doubt as to the reason for the great growth of the Christian Science movement, the answer is on every hand. Almost every good-sized community in the world contains a Christian Science church or society. Every Wednesday evening more than thirteen hundred public meetings, in virtually as many cities and towns, include a half hour for oral testimonies of what Christian Science has done for those who rise in their places to speak. These are usually persons well known in their respective communities, whose statements are easily verified. A conservative estimate places the number of such voluntary statements at five thousand the week. Furthermore, the monthly and weekly official Christian Science periodicals carry regularly many pages of original statements bearing the names and addresses of their authors.

The stories these volunteer witnesses tell of the benefits derived from Christian Science are typical of the experiences of countless numbers of others whose evidence is at the service of any sincere inquirer. They explain why Christian Science has become a world-wide religious movement in less than half a century, and why its churches continue to manifest increasing growth without recourse to sensational sermons, operatic choirs, emotional appeals, or other kindred expedients.

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