An experience of recent date has taught me many forcible lessons, which I gladly share with others.
Rejoice! Again I say, Rejoice!But not alone with lute and voice;Nay, first know joy dwells in thine heart,For that thou hast in Truth thy part,Then love from out thy heart will glow,And all the world shall surely know,Not by thine anthems or thy creeds,Nor by thy words, but by thy deeds,Which testimony true affordThat thou hast been with Christ the Lord.
Any one who undertakes to state the teachings of a religion in which he does not believe, is likely to encounter a difficulty, for the reason that he is apt to lack the appreciation and insight which would enable him to speak of it with accuracy and justice.
If our friend whose letter appeared in a recent issue will take time to consider the matter, he will, I am quite sure, admit that Jesus of Nazareth proved by his works that the application of the divine Principle of his teachings would solve every human problem, whether social or religious, political or economical.
The comments on Christian Science by a writer in a recent issue are interesting and show a friendly spirit.
If your correspondent who has "read considerable on the subject" of Christian Science, will consult authentic sources of information, he may ascertain that his notion that Christian Science is deficient in "promises for the future" is altogether mistaken.
In a recent issue it is reported that "Christian Scientists are saying to themselves a thousand times a day, 'There is no war; there is nothing but sunshine, happiness, and peace.
In a recent issue of the Free Press an article appeared under the caption "Doctor's Helps," purporting to be "the truth about Christian Science.
The article in The Post Express entitled "Prayers for Peace," has all the virtue of "orthodoxy;" still, we must not forget that the heresy of yesterday is the orthodoxy of today, and the orthodoxy of today becomes the absurdity of tomorrow, hence "orthodoxy" is not above criticism.
The question is asked, If the lecturer gained health through Christian Science, why are Christian Scientists ever ill?
I have read with considerable interest the editorial in a recent issue of the Republican, under the caption "The Mysterious God," for it commented on the statement made in a recent lecture on Christian Science to the effect that "a right understanding of God heals the sick.
The notion held to by some people who have not taken the trouble to investigate is that Christian Science lays emphasis on physical healing practically to the exclusion of everything else.
Many of our people are embracing the religion of Christian Science, and this, to our way of thinking, is a sign of independence and progress.
Throughout the apostolic narratives of the New Testament it is unmistakably emphasized that Christ Jesus' preaching of the gospel of salvation from sin was coincident with his healing of the sick.
There is a rugged mass of red rock on the New England coast which serves to mark a great crisis in the history of thought.
The student of Christian Science soon learns that thought underlies all the words that are spoken, and he thus comes to be more discriminating in his use of them than ever before.
At a lecture on Christian Science in Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, D.
When alternating between absolute indifference as to whether or not I got well and frantic desire for the recovery of my health, Christian Science was brought to my notice and accepted,—accepted not because I had any faith in its healing efficacy, but because there was nothing else left to try.
When Christian Science was first brought to my notice, I was in a nursing-home in London, recovering from a deeply incised wound, the result of an operation.
I wish to express my deep gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me.
I feel it is time I should tell what Christian Science has done for me.
In the following I would like to tell briefly of the blessings I have received through the study of Christian Science, and thereby express my sense of deep gratitude, and help some fellow being.
I would like to express deep thankfulness to God for the good I have received through Christian Science.
A number of years ago, on the advice of several physicians, I was about ready to submit to a surgical operation, when my attention was directed to two wonderful healings of malignant growths by a Christian Science practitioner.
In reading the seventeenth chapter of Luke we find that of the ten lepers who were healed, only one returned to give glory to God; and I feel that unless I give my testimony so that others can derive some benefit from it, I have not been truly obedient.
The deepest gratitude prompts me to write this testimony about the healing of a disease with which I became afflicted in 1913.
"Pray, what is friendship?
The Christian Science Text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.