In a letter published under the caption, "Christian Science and Miracles,"...

Hertfordshire Express

In a letter published under the caption, "Christian Science and Miracles," seemingly the writer has forgotten that the word science implies exact, provable knowledge. It is very evident that Jesus possessed that exact knowledge of the laws of God which enabled him to bring about what are commonly called miracles. Paul speaks of this science as "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus," making him "free from the law of sin and death." That same law must be as eternal as the universe, and the exact knowledge of it as possible now as it was in the time of Jesus. In writing on this subject in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," on page 134, Mrs. Eddy says: "A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law." Continuing on page 135 she says, "The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishign the Science of God's unchangeable law."

That Jesus lived in accordance with and revealed the full power of this law to heal the sick, raise the dead, and supply all need; that his disciples followed in his footsteps so far as they understood; that Mrs. Eddy has rediscovered this law and given it to the world through her writings; that milions of people on earth to-day are proving the power of this law to heal all their diseases, and to increase their longevity,—all this is surely matter for rejoicing rather than for ridicule.

No science is learned in a day. A child beginning the study of mathematics cannot yet build a bridge, neither can students of Christian Science only commencing their studies be expected to do yet the mighty works of our Master; but they have the earnest of scientific understanding and the promise of doing "greater works" if faithful. So they are content to work quietly up to this great consummation.

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