A local minister was reported as having replied to the...

The Washington (D. C.) Herald

A local minister was reported as having replied to the question whether there was anything in Christian Science which would successfully postpone old age, as follows: "No. Old age can be postponed by hygiene, exercise, and common sense, and the suppression of worry." The gentleman is entitled to his opinion, but so far as his denial relates to Christian Science he is mistaken as to the facts. Many people can testify to the great efficacy of Christian Science in postponing old age, and this expectation is clearly within the promises of Christianity.

Christian Science claims to be nothing other than the reinstatement of "primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual, p. 17). Both Christian Science and primitive Christianity offer protection against the ravages of old age: "Hast thou not known?" demands Isaiah, "hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God ... fainteth not, neither is weary? ... He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, ... but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

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