In a report of a sermon, given in the Citizen, it is said...

The Ottawa (Ontario) Citizen

In a report of a sermon, given in the Citizen, it is said that the pastor objected to Christian Science as discrediting the evidence of one's senses. Every attempt at a scientific or philosophical explanation of things aims to correct the evidence of the material senses to some degree. The parallel rails of the railway track seem to meet in the distance. Sky and tree tops seem to mingle. The sun seems to rise and set. Matter seems to be solid substance, yet it can be resolved into what modern physicists term electrons,—invisible forces. So learned a man as the Rt. Hon. Arthur J. Balfour declared years ago that matter is explained by being explained away.

It is unwise to try to put science, philosophy, theology, therapeutics, in separate water-tight compartments. Life is a unity, and must be interpreted spiritually. Spiritual understanding and practice promote health and longevity. Open-minded investigation proves that Christian Science heals all manner of diseases.

Christian Science is not derived from Bishop Berkeley's idealism but from that of Christ Jesus, who said: "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." He taught that God is Spirit; and so the real man, God's likeness, must be spiritual. Therefore, although to the material senses man seems to die, yet Jesus taught that it is life eternal to know God and His Christ. If we are to know life as real and eternal, we reason that the opposite of life is temporal and unreal. So Paul boldly declares that Christ Jesus abolished death, and that the things that are unseen are eternal. On page 269 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy has written: "The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind."

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