In his recent lecture as reported in the Republican, a...

Bureau County Republican

In his recent lecture as reported in the Republican, a physician paid his respects to Christian Science. In undertaking to discredit its healing record he did not do credit to his fairness, although it is not difficult to understand why. Having been trained to look to medicine, serums, and the knife as sources of relief from serious disease, physicians find it hard to credit the ability of something so wholly unlike them to accomplish healing. In spite of this, however, quite an imposing list of medical practitioners have become Christian Scientists through recognizing the superiority of Christian Science in the healing of disease. But if Christian Science had been obliged to wait until the doctors approved it before healing disease, hundreds of now happy people would be in their graves. In fact Christian Science has to its credit the cure of not merely hundreds but thousands of cases which the doctors had pronounced incurable, and they include well authenticated cases of cancer, tumor, tuberculosis, rheumatism, locomotor alaxia, pneumonia, and the entire list.

Again, our critic is mistaken as to the modus of Christian Science healing. He ascribes it to empty faith, in short to mere superstition; but such diseases could not be reached by superstitious faith, nor could those who have no faith have been healed, and countless cases of the latter class are on record. Moreover, Christian Scientists include persons in all walks of life, among them the most educated people, such as members of the bench and of the United States Senate, to whom superstition would not appeal. There is just one power capable of bringing such healing results as are accomplished through Christian Science, and that is the power of God, which Jesus applied in that very way. If this is what the doctor condemns as "musty religion," Christian Scientists will be obliged to differ with him, for they have proved its availability today as promised by Jesus.

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