To all mankind without exception God's promises apply equally.
A second letter of opposition to Christian Science recently published in your paper, presented two points which furnish occasion for helpful explanations.
Commenting upon the editorial, "A Mad World," from The Christian Science Monitor, which has been widely reprinted, a very interesting editorial in the Garfield Enterprise of November 8 says: "But we protest against the conclusion of this article.
In a letter published under the caption, "Christian Science and Miracles," seemingly the writer has forgotten that the word science implies exact, provable knowledge.
To say, as a contributor does, that the fundamental tenet of Christian Science is that "physical sickness means sin, and faith will remove it, and it is wrong to have resort to human physicians," is a grave mistake.
"Christian Science is indeed proving itself the Comforter to me, and I am grateful beyond the ability to convey it in words for what I know about it.
When Moses was arranging the orderly encampment and the marching of the children of Israel, his rule was, "Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard.
There are deeds of kindness strewn along the path of right living; there is the joy of seeing God's laws fulfilled and of partaking in the beneficent effect of God's healing.
No student of Christian Science would deny that in order to attain the best results in healing, the clearest spiritual discernment is needed.
The Christian Science Board of Directors of The Mother Church, with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society, announces that from this date all new applications of branch churches and societies, practitioners, and nurses, for advertisement in The Christian Science Journal, Der Herold der Christian Science, or Le Heraut de Christian Science, shall be made for recognition directly to The Christian Science Board of Directors of The Mother Church.
The next admission of candidates will take place on May 30, 1919, as provided in Article XIII, Section 2, of the By-laws of The Mother Church.
Lecture notices can be printed in a particular number of the Sentinel when they reach the editorial department twelve days preceding its date of publication.
It is my desire to bear witness to the goodness of God, divine Truth.
Eleven years ago I was healed, through Christian Science, of curvature of the spine, from which I had suffered since childhood.
It is time publicly to express my gratitude for the blessings that have come to me in Christian Science.
Four years ago I came to Christian Science for physical healing.
Words fail to express the gratitude I feel for Christian Science, for through it I have learned to love God instead of fear Him, and have had opened up to me that wonderful storehouse of Truth, the Bible.
For about eight years I received help through Christian Science without offering one word of testimony in gratitude therefor.
Gratitude for an instantaneous healing through Christian Science several years ago prompts me to write this testimony.
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It is about thirteen years since Christian Science first came to my notice.
My desire is to testify to the wonderful good I have received from the study of Christian Science.
For the joy, contentment, and freedom received through the study of Christian Science I am profoundly grateful.
[Editor Ellery Sedgwick in The Atlantic Monthly, December, 1918]
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