A critic makes the very common mistake of confusing Christian Science with Christian Scientists.
The pastor of Stockton's largest evangelical church intimated from the pulpit last Sunday that the press of Stockton was discriminatory in this: it published pages for a church devoted to the gospel of health and little for other churches.
A speaker at the "tabernacle" is reported as saying that if the devil were taken out of Christian Science it would wither and perish.
Instead of using their building fund to enlarge and beautify the church, the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, have instructed their treasurer to purchase Liberty Bonds with the three thousands dollar building fund.
The gentleman who criticized The Christian Science Monitor in your issue of Augest 14 for its editorial comment on a public statement made by Cardinal Begin, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Quebec, ignored the point and reason of the comment which furnished the occasion for his letter.
"The ten dollars which I inclose with this letter represents my entire savings, and I would like to have you use it to send copies of Science and Health or some of our beloved Christian Science papers over to our soldiers in France.
Joy is the great antagonist of that mental malpractice by which the overserious may be threatened at times, with which the wicked may agree, and to which the fearful may yield.
Salvation is to be found in the ever present understanding of God.
At this period we are hearing a great deal about food, and it is agreed upon all hands that although older people may have to deny themselves many things in a material way, yet the need that children shall have the right sort of food and plenty of it in their earlier years is insisted upon by all who have the good of humanity at heart.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, announces a free public lecture on Christian Science by Paul Stark Seeley, a member of the Christian Science board of lectureship, in the church edifice, Falmouth, Norway, and St.
The next admission of candidates will be May 31, 1918.
Christian Science first came to my notice when I was a child of twelve years, through the restoration of two relatives from invalidism to perfect health.
Seven years ago I had yet to learn that man's estate is that of joint-heir with Christ, his heritage harmony, light, and life.
It is seven years since I took up the study of Christian Science, and it is my duty and privilege to tell of the many blessings received since studying this truth.
In the year 1906 some dear friends, knowing my need, talked to me a little about Christian Science, and finally invited me to attend a lecture.
One's gratitude to God is best expressed in helping others to the blessings we ourselves partake of, and I am sure my testimony will help some one.
Christian Science came into my life after all material supports had failed.
In July, 1914, a friend loaned me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
Nearly twelve years ago I became interested in Christian Science through one of my teachers in school.
It affords me great joy to tell of the healing which I have experienced through Christian Science.
The desire to acknowledge some of the benefits received through Christian Science and to do all in my power to show my gratitude is the reason for this testimony.
God having done great things for me, I feel it my duty to give His name full praise.
So deep is my gratitude and so numerous are my blessings, as a result of the study and application of the truth as taught in Christian Science, that I avail myself of every opportunity of passing on the wonderful story to others, knowing that if but one is encouraged thereby the word has not been spoken in vain.
In the year 1904 I found myself unable to attend to my home duties on account of a strain caused by lifting a heavy weight.
I am always glad to tell what Christian Science has done for me, with the hope that some one may be helped, even as I was.
[From Collier's Weekly, December 22, 1917]
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