The substantial growth of Christian Science during the...

Mansfield (Ohio) Shield

The substantial growth of Christian Science during the past forty years can be attributed to the fact that it is a religion of works—one with "signs following."

Christian Science does not ignore sin, but demands that the nothingness of sin be demonstrated by its destruction. To declare sin to be nothing and yet continue in it, is sin itself, and the result would be suffering. On page 1 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says, "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." Because of this prayer of spiritual understanding and unselfed love to the loving Father, God, a multitude of men, women, and children cry aloud today with joyous hearts, "Great is our God above all gods," for their prayers have been answered, and sin, sickness, want, and woe have disappeared before the power of God.

Christian Scientists have no quarrel with those who differ with them. It is not their desire to force the teachings of Christian Science upon any one, but because of great blessings which spring from an understanding of this demonstrable Science they gladly embrace every opportunity to give a reason for the hope that is in them.

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Separate and Distinct
December 25, 1915

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