Many of your readers may wonder why one whose profession...

Portland (Maine) Press

Many of your readers may wonder why one whose profession is to preach the saving power of the Christ, should make the statement that "there never can be a Christian Science church because Christ is not there," notwithstanding the generally recognized fact that Christian Science is not only preaching the gospel and regenerating the sinner, but is also healing the sick—actually exhibiting the "signs" which Jesus declared should "follow them that believe." One would naturally expect that other churches would be the first to welcome these "signs," although we remember that this was not done when Christ Jesus himself presented the proofs of Christianity. It was the common people who "heard him gladly."

Jesus commanded his followers to preach the gospel and to heal the sick. He also said that those who believe in him should do the works that he did. It would seem reasonable, therefore, that the body of Christians which most nearly obeys this command is most worthy to be called a church. Students of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and the Bible, have become so well acquainted with Christ Jesus and his teachings that they not only rely upon them unreservedly for their own health and happiness, but are able to present them to others with the "signs following" which he declared should distinguish "them that believe."

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