Paul wrote to the Romans, "Owe no man anything, but to love one another.
In the column devoted to science and invention in a recent issue Christian Scientists are referred to in a way that is apt to create a wrong impression.
Permit me to make a few explanatory remarks in regard to an article on Christian Science which appeared recently in your valued paper.
Our critic assails vigorously his "man of straw," but in reality fails to touch even the hem of the garment of Christian Science.
A writer seems to think that Christian Science teaches that hell is done away with, that the devil is a myth, that punishment for sin is all a fake, that we deny there is any wickedness in the world, and assert that God is too good to punish sin, that all may now "eat, drink, and be merry," and that fear no longer annoys.
No one familiar with his teachings can truthfully deny that many of Buddha's views were what the world calls idealistic; nevertheless Buddha, like many other religious and philosophical teachers, believed more or less in the reality of both good and evil, Spirit and matter, Truth and error.
An article reprinted from a New York paper told how a doctor "lied in order to supply an antidote to the evil effects" of fear, and thereby effected the recovery of a woman whose sickness had become alarming to herself and family.
Your kindly editorial regarding the renewed attempt in New York to make it a crime to pray for sick people, will be appreciated by every one who believes in religious freedom.
So live that when the call doth comeTo help some one in need,Thou'lt answer with a joyous heart,With open hand and eager feet.
During the past two or three years the word "preparedness" has become very familiar to us, and today it is on every tongue.
In these days when we read that the allied armies are drawing near to Jerusalem, one is led to recall many things connected with that ancient city.
The noble motto "In God we trust," found on many coins of the United States of America, is worthy of a free people.
The next admission of candidates will be June 1, 1917.
Nearly eight years ago I heard of Christian Science, but being a trained nurse could not believe it was possible to cure diseases without material means.
After ten years of practical proof of the healing power of Truth, I wish to give my testimony of love and gratitude.
When I think of all the blessings that have come to me since taking up the study of Christian Science over five years ago, it seems as though neither tongue nor pen could express my gratitude.
Christian Science was brought to me in the darkest hour of a mother's life,—when I was almost overcome with grief at the passing on of my baby.
In the spring of 1911 a physical healing through divine power alone was experienced in our home.
In 1909 a story of healing in Christian Science was related to me by a friend who had been wonderfully blessed, and the manner in which the incident was recounted so impressed me that I could not but think that the robe of righteousness was enveloping her thought.
I am very grateful for what Christian Science has done for me.
It is with a joyful heart and a sense of deep gratitude that I testify to the many blessings which have come to me through Christian Science.
When Christian Science was brought to me I was a helpless invalid and had almost given up the hope of ever walking again.
In Science and Health Mrs.
Prior to my coming into Christian Science I was in the wilderness.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TEXT-BOOK, "SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.