In a recent issue a clergyman again brings Christian Science...

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In a recent issue a clergyman again brings Christian Science into his "Talks for a Quiet Hour." He remarks that to "believe in the active powers of faith it is not necessary to become a Christian Scientist." It would be well for this critic to recognize what the two words "Christian" and "Scientist" mean. To the Christian Scientist they mean one who follows the teachings and practice of the Master upon that absolute, invariable, scientific law which Paul called "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus," and which he declared made "free from the law of sin and death." Does the reverend gentleman suggest that there is another way? Undoubtedly his writings very clearly convey the fact that he does, and this other way, which is to be better than the Christ-way or Christian Science, is a mixture of drugs and the changeable and uncertain action of mortal mind.

There are just two books in all the world that have taught mankind to heal the sick and the sinning on a strictly Christlike basis; one of them is the Bible, and the other is the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It is about time such writers as the critic woke up to the fact that while they are talking about healing in an aimless way, Christian Scientists are, through the daily study of these two books, healing on a systematic and scientific basis numberless cases of so-called incurable diseases, and this is accomplished through wholly spiritual means.

Our critic made one remark which interested me, although I hardly think he meant it in the way I take it, when he stated that "the physicians of the future will devote most of their time and powers to the study of health." This will indeed be a change, as the physicians of the past have devoted their time and attention to the study of disease, and not of health. If this clergyman wants to help humanity, let him humbly accept that system of healing which has proved itself to be Christlike in the healing and saving of a vast army of hopelessly sick and sinful people. He will then have the pleasure of knowing that he is following Jesus' teaching, "By their fruits ye shall know them."

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