When Jesus was proving the power of spiritual law to...

The New Albany (Ind.) Tribune

When Jesus was proving the power of spiritual law to reform the sinner and heal the sick, he was charged with casting out devils through Beelzebub. To this charge he gave the clear and logical reasoning that it would be impossible to cast out devils through the chief of devils, because a "house divided against itself" cannot stand, and he explained to his critic that he cast out devils through the law of God. It will be seen, therefore, that the charge of the reverend critic in a sermon printed in a recent issue of your paper, that Christian Science is of Satan, is but repeating the charge that the incredulous have always made against the power of divine Mind to heal sickness and every discordant condition, as well as sin. Faith without works has always cried "devil" at the proof of faith through works.

No other person has ever been quite so well qualified to give a test of discipleship as was the Master himself, and in a number of ways he states, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." It is a matter of history that Jesus' followers performed these works for three centuries, then the power was lost in the erroneous belief that a changeable God sent both good and evil, that causation was in matter, and in the following of personality. The divine Principle by which Jesus and his disciples performed their works was discovered, or rediscovered, by Mrs. Eddy, and named by her Christian Science. That Christian Science is of God is proved by every test given by Christ Jesus. Through its ministrations mankind is turned away from sin of every description; poverty and degradation are destroyed; the business man is given an unfailing guide in the solution of his problems; the love of the Father and His care for His children are proved in the every-day affairs of life, and the sick are healed of every disease to which flesh is heir.

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February 6, 1915

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