In an issue of the Tribune mention is made of a lecture...

Sioux City (Iowa) Tribune

In an issue of the Tribune mention is made of a lecture in which the lecturer is quoted as stating that Christian Scientists "declare religion to be merely a system of bodily healing." In this statement the reverend gentleman is greatly mistaken. The healing work of Christian Science is only part of its regenerative and reformative mission. It does not receive any greater emphasis than was placed upon it by Christ Jesus and his disciples. When John the Baptist sent two of his disciples to Jesus asking, "Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?" Jesus answered, "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached."

Christian Science healing means both physical and moral regeneration. It means the healing of the sick and the reformation of the sinner. It gives to mankind a better understanding of God and man, and of man's indestructible relationship with God. It teaches Christian charity, kindliness, and brotherly love, and strongly emphasizes the necessity for compliance with the spirit of the golden rule: "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." It will thus be seen that Christian Science is very much more than "a system of bodily healing."

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October 14, 1916

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