Christian Science does not teach that the man of flesh can...

Nottingham (England) Express

Christian Science does not teach that the man of flesh can live without food. Christian Scientists recognize that food is necessary while we are in the flesh. It would be absurd and visionary to think otherwise. They have, however, outgrown a deal of the fear that besets mortals as to what they dare or dare not eat. Having experienced the healing power of Christian Science, they can eat the things that are set before them without fear of consequences, and in this they are living witnesses to the Scripture passage, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat."

No Christian Science practitioner would tell a wounded soldier that his maimed arm or leg had no sensation or inflammation, but would first set to work to heal the limb, and then explain to him after showing him something practical. There is a deal of Christian Science healing going on amongst wounded soldiers, to the great surprise of their comrades who know nothing of this Science. Can a doctrine be called heartless that brings the healing of divine Love after all other means have failed? Hear what is written on page 113 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the Christian Science textbook by Mary Baker Eddy: "The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love." What teaching other than Christian Science does our critic offer that will heal the sick by the spoken or unspoken word of Truth? Christian Scientists are proving their faith by their works, and this is the only basis upon which to found an opinion of them.

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