In a somewhat extended article signed "Hippocrates," the...


In a somewhat extended article signed "Hippocrates," the author states: "After a quarter of a century of earnest inquiry and following up rumors and reports, I have never been able to discover a solitary instance of a Christian Science cure that could not be traced to mental suggestion."

At the outset it would seem that the mistake made by "Hippocrates" was in following up "rumors," when the most tangible, direct evidence is offered him at every Wednesday evening meeting of all Christian Science churches. He can find scores of cases of men and women of the highest repute who publicly testify to having been healed of tuberculosis, cancer, stomach trouble, and in fact of almost all the ills that beset humanity. Nearly all of these cases came to Christian Science after exhausting all known medical treatment. The persons themselves are there testifying to their condition and giving Christian Science the credit of healing them. It is not rumor, but a living presentation of past illness and long continued and present health.

There is no "mysticism" about Christian Science, any more than there was mysticism when the blind man whom Jesus healed said, "Whereas I was blind, now I see," and this revelation which Jesus gave to the world is the discovery of Christian Science by Mrs. Eddy. No other claim is made for it except that it is the healing taught and demonstrated by Jesus of Nazareth. If our critic would lay aside prejudice and take up the serious study of Christian Science from original sources, not from flippant talks or tracts against it, he would find his mental horizon lifted and no longer think of Mrs. Eddy as indulging in vagaries or of her expression "mortal mind" as any different from the "carnal mind" of which St. Paul spoke.

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