From the report of his sermon it would seem that our critic...

The Kilsyth (Scotland) Journal

From the report of his sermon it would seem that our critic devoted himself chiefly to an attack on Mrs. Eddy and to a criticism of what he thinks Christian Science is. With regard to the former, one may remark that it has ever been the lot of those who have benefited humanity to have had the world's sting thrust at them. There has never been a reformer of any note who has not had to stand the jeers and invective of, let us say, misunderstanding. Mrs. Eddy had these in full measure hurled at her even while she was among us; but she met them all with the grace that characterizes true Christian womanhood, and the humility which is never separate from genuine goodness. When she passed away, one who knew her intimately, after referring to her as "the gentlest, sweetest, and most refined lady I have ever known," added, "Yet with all her gentleness she possessed the fire of a great reformer; with all that sweetness she was none the less the deepest of thinkers; while her innate refinement did not prevent her from being the foremost leader of men in the world battle of good against evil."

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 465) Mrs. Eddy defines God thus: "God is incorporeal, divine, suprem, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." From this it will be seen that "Principle, to which our critic refers, is one of the synonyms for God. All of these synonyms serve the useful purpose of conveying a fuller understanding of some phase of the nature of the infinite Being whom we call God. Thus one may say that God is the Principle of good, the Principle of love; in fact, that God is the divine Principle of all reality.

What has undoubtedly attracted multitudes of people to Christian Science has been the healing work it has accomplished. It is a well established fact that Christian Science treatment has healed all manner of sickness, including those diseases generally declared incurable by the ordinary medical schools. And to heal the sick in Christian Science practice is but to follow the commands of the Master, Jesus the Christ, for it will be remembered that when he sent his followers into the world to preach that "the kingdom of heaven is at hand," he instructed them to heal the sick also, in proof of their spiritual understanding of his gospel.

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