That Christian Science is both Christian and scientific has...

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That Christian Science is both Christian and scientific has been demonstrated over and over in the healing of thousands of cases of disease, both functional and organic, as well as in the reformation of character and in breaking the bondage of those addicted to morphine, liquor, and other sinful habits. Therefore the Rev. Mr. —'s sermon, wherein he "exposes" Christian Science and charges it with being unchristian and unscientific, is somewhat misleading.

Whereas the minister quotes one physician who declares that Christian Science never healed organic disease or a cancer as big as a pin-head, the fact remains that there have been thousands of substantially authenticated cases of the healing of this and other so-called incurable diseases, and in the ranks of Christian Science practitioners are many who were formerly practising physicians, as well as many hospital nurses, who have been convinced of the efficacy of Christian Science by seeing many of these cases healed after having been given up by materia medica. In a speech before the United States Senate last January, Senator John D. Works gave the names and addresses of people who had been healed in Christian Science of tuberculosis, cancer, locomotor ataxia, and many other diseases, with the names of reputable physicians and surgeons who had diagnosed these cases.

Mrs. Eddy does not "dismiss the matter by saying that man is never sick," but she explains how Truth heals the sick and casts out evil, as it did in the early Christian era. She states on page 495 of Science and Health, "Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago." Christian Science teaches that the healing truths taught by Jesus the Christ and practised by the early Christians for three hundred years after the resurrection, are as true and powerful now as they were then. After Jesus had taught his disciples to heal the sick and sinful, he again charged them to go and "teach all nations, . . . teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you," and Christian Scientists are endeavoring to obey the Master's commands to "preach the gospel" and "heal the sick,"—to "observe all things." Is this denying the Christ of Galilee, as our critic avers?

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