A writer in the Jewish Times has recently taken occasion...

Jewish Times

A writer in the Jewish Times has recently taken occasion to condemn that which he believes to be Christian Science, but it is quite evident to any one who has any understanding of the subject that he is speaking from hearsay, rather than from any actual knowledge of Christian Science. He mistakenly asserts that it is a religion for the well-to-do and not for the poor, while the fact is that Christian Science, being demonstrable truth, appeals to all classes,—the rich and the poor, the high and the low, the illiterate and the scholar; in a word, all honest seekers for Truth.

Christian Science does not try to "convince a hungry man that he is not hungry," as the critic states; rather does it impart the understanding which enables him to be fed both materially and spiritually. Nor does Christian Science seek to make people believe anything which is not demonstrably true, for it rests not upon blind belief but upon spiritual understanding. It was Moses' understanding of the law of God which enabled him to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage; and the understanding of God as taught in Christian Science to this age has delivered many thousands from bondage to sin, sickness, poverty, intemperance, and other false beliefs of the carnal mind. It is true that many Jewish people have availed themselves of the healing truth of Christian Science. Truth is for all; "God is no respecter of persons."

Christian Science, far from being a passing fad, as the gentleman avers, has proved to a waiting world the efficacy of a demonstrable knowledge of God as a present help in time of trouble. Mrs. Eddy has said: "Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom" (Science and Health, p. 118). Christian Science should be judged by its fruits,—the healing of sin, sickness, and all evil; and this healing is "not supernatural, but supremely natural," as we read on page xi of the Preface of Science and Health, "the sign of Immanuel, or 'God with us.'" The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: "The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."

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