The Baptist Standard, published at Dallas, Texas,...

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The Baptist Standard, published at Dallas, Texas, contained an editorial entitled "Christian Scientists and Healing."

If Jesus did not appreciate and expect expressions of gratitude from those whom he had physically healed, why did he ask the one grateful leper concerning the other nine? Expressions of gratitude are most acceptable praise, and one attending the Wednesday evening services at Christian Science churches will have ample evidence of the gratitude of hundreds who have been saved from sin as well as from disease. Indeed the testimonies invariably express greater gratitude for spiritual regeneration and uplift than for physical healing, although the latter is mentioned as among the promised signs following the practical application of Jesus' teachings. Physical healings in Christian Science are but the stepping-stones to that higher plane from which the light of God's love shines brighter day by day.

"Christian Science is not missionary," says the editor. "It does not try to win the lost, but goes to the churches for its disciples. It does not strive to remove the stumbling-blocks in modern civilization." In answer it may be said that the evangelistic methods of the Christian Science movement differ somewhat from those of other churches, and no effort is made to proselyte. No religious excitement is resorted to in order to obtain a following; no coercion, persuasion, or improper influence of any sort is employed in an endeavor to bring people out of other churches.

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