Christian Scientists sometimes wonder why their problems are not solved more quickly; why so-called physical disorders seem so hard to heal.
Oh, I heard the ceaseless sighing of the winds of discontent,Heard it when the day was dying, heard it ere the morn was spent; From the broad plain and the mountain, From the lowland and the sea,The one sound was the same sound that was wafted back to me;A sound beset with sadness from the realms of blighted dreams,A plaintive song of a world all wrong, where hope no radiance gleams.
If it be true, as an evangelist in his criticism said at Atlantic City, that he does not understand "any two consecutive paragraphs of 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,'" the Christian Science and Health gentleman's own statement would exclude him from consideration as a qualified critic of the teachings of this book.
In reply to a letter in The Shetland Times, I would like to state that the students of Christian Science have no wish to disturb those who are fully satisfied with their present understanding of the Scriptures, and who find the teachings of the church to which they belong satisfying alike to their heart and their reason.
In reading the report of a lecture in the Tribune, one is constrained to wonder why, if Christian Science is not successfully healing disease of all kinds, this critic should have had occasion to refer to it at all.
In a recent letter to the Record, "A Wanderer," writing of the Bates County of thirty years ago, wandered from his subject to ventilate his opinions concerning Christian Science.
The world has heard much about "the devil," but it remained for Mrs.
Your correspondent's statements seem to imply that a Christian Scientist should be infallible.
Christian Science is not a mere "think you are not and you are not" method of healing.
One of the readily available assets of the Christian Scientist is that of unceasing prayer.
The fourth chapter of John's gospel is much studied by Christian Scientists, because it presents in such definite terms the distinction made by Christ Jesus between spiritual reality and mortal belief.
The history which in general belief has followed one of the episodes of the story related in the the third chapter of Genesis is a gigantic illustration of the truth of the proverb which saith, "Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" So simple an incident as the fall of an apple within the visual angle of a great thinker is said to have resulted in the discovery of a law with which every earthly creature and thing has to do, and that every instant.
The following letter from the Hon.
Frank Bell delivered a lecture on Christian Science in the edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist.
I desire to give my testimony of healing through Christian Science in deep gratitude to this teaching and in thankfulness that it came my way; also because all the literature, including the expressions of gratitude in testimonies, helps me every week.
Christian Science came to me in 1910, when I was visiting a friend, a Christian Scientist.
When Christian Science found me I was most miserable, having been an invalid for eighteen years with a complication of diseases.
I rejoice in the privilege the Sentinel affords of giving my testimony of healing.
I have received so many benefits from Christian Science that I can never cease to be grateful for the peace and joy that have come into my life.
I was perfectly healed of tubercular disease of the lungs in my first Christian Science treatment.
My first interest in Christian Science came through reading some Sentinels that were given me.
I am very grateful for what Christian Science has done for me.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Christian Science, which has revealed to me the power, presence, protection, loving-kindness, and goodness of God.
Early in 1913, while attending school, I was taken ill with a severe case of bowel trouble.
Christian Science found me almost a complete physical wreck.
I wish to express thanks for the proofs of God's goodness that I have received through Christian Science.
It has been about twenty years since Christian Science came to me, when I was a physical wreck in both mind and body.
I have been healed through Christian Science of chronic catarrh of the stomach and bowels, of appendicitis, spinal trouble, extreme nervousness, heart disease, severe headaches, and a skin disease of ten years' standing.
The Christian Science Text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.