Christian Scientists derive their authority to heal from the...

Utica (N. Y.) Press

Christian Scientists derive their authority to heal from the Founder of the Christian religion, who not only healed all manner of sickness and deformity, but taught others to do likewise, assuring them that their ability to heal the sick would be one of the "signs" of discipleship to which he referred. If the understanding of God healed the sick in the first century, it can heal them today, for God has not changed. He is "the same yesterday, and today, and forever."

It might be well for our critic to know that Christian Science has been practised for nearly fifty years, and that during this time it has not been proved in a single instance that Christian Science has been responsible for the spread of disease. Indeed, because of the tendency of many to misjudge what they do not understand, Christian Scientists are usually more careful than any other class of people to observe all reasonable sanitation and quarantine regulations.

Christian Science has frequently been called upon in cases of contagious diseases that have been given up by physicians as hopelessly incurable, and it has restored the sufferers to perfect health. Furthermore, it is the only physician in thousands upon thousands of homes throughout the world, and the efficacy of its treatment is evidenced by the fact that failures under its ministration seldom occur.

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