The attack on Christian Science reported in a recent issue...

Sandusky (Ohio) Star-Journal

The attack on Christian Science reported in a recent issue reminds one of the persecution of Jesus of Nazareth by the religious leaders in his day. What had Jesus done that they were so enraged and wanted to kill him? Was it not because he came teaching a more spiritual doctrine, and proved his faith by his works?

Mrs. Eddy brought to this age a message of great spirituality, and has so taught the gospel of Christ Jesus that signs of healing the sick have followed even as the Master promised. That day has passed for an intelligent man to refer to Christian Science as a sham religion, or to assert that Christian Science does not heal the sick. Hundreds of thousands of men and women in our country have been healed through Christian Science of almost all kinds of disease, and they include ministers, physicians, bankers, business men, judges, attorneys, and many in the common walk of life. This healing work is going on daily, and as a result new organizations have sprung into existence on an average of more than one a week for ten consecutive years. Christian Science is bringing surcease from sorrow; it is reforming the drunkard; it is leading men and women out of infidelity and atheism and giving them an intelligent, demonstrable understanding of God. Through Christian Science people are led to read and love the Bible, and a greater desire is awakened to follow in the footsteps of Christ Jesus. The earnest seeker after truth need not go outside of your own city to find evidence of the good that Christian Science is doing in the world.

The beneficiaries of Christian Science never found fault with Mrs. Eddy's price for class instruction, nor with the price of her books. The effort to defame the character of Mrs. Eddy and to misrepresent and pervert her teachings will fail, for if Christian Science had not been founded upon the rock Christ Jesus, it would have perished long ago.

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