In common with an increasing number of denominational...

Fremont (Neb.) Tribune

In common with an increasing number of denominational leaders our clerical critic has learned that the "church has all the sources of healing power." Christian Scientists rejoice that this first step has been taken, and hope that it will lead to a spiritual understanding and consecration that will vastly enlarge the healing work now carried on through the instrumentalities inaugurated by Mrs. Eddy, the discoverer of this fact.

It is something more than a coincidence that this finding out as announced by our friend has lain dormant since the second century and is now tardily brought forward when Christian Science bids fair to accomplish the work of unification of the churches by the individual acceptance of the teachings of Christ Jesus in their entirety, which includes the healing of the sick as well as the preaching of the gospel. The work is so great and the laborers are so few, that one who is sincerely turning his thoughts toward the vast possibilities for the regeneration of humanity as contained in the Scriptures, should receive every encouragement, although he may not yet have awakened to the fact that the Christian Science movement is the propelling force.

Great religious leaders who have caught the larger inspiration, freely accord to Mrs. Eddy the honor justly her due and acknowledge that she found the pearl which the churches threw away. It may not be out of place to recall that Mrs. Eddy had no thought in the beginning of founding a church, but with a heart overflowing with love for humanity she took her discovery to the churches and only in sorrow turned away when they rejected it. This was fifty years ago, and the churches have passed through the stages of ridicule, denial, admission, quandary, and are now entering the era of having known all the time that the church could heal.

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December 30, 1916

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