In the branch church of Christian Science which the writer attends it is customary for the First Reader to announce the silent prayer with the following words: "Let us unite in silent prayer, to be followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer, with its spiritual interpretation from the Christian Science textbook.
When Isaiah used the words, "strong drink," in a more pronounced way than Bible writers have perhaps usually used them, it is quite evident that he was not thinking of liquids.
The time is not distant when a minister's personal opinion of other religions than his own will not be considered worth reporting.
There has been and still is much talk in regard to the so-called epidemic of Spanish influenza, its symptoms and various treatments, both preventive and curative, all of which is admittedly in line with the humanitarian desire to eliminate it from the public experience.
"The average attendance for this month at the Welfare building almost doubles that of last month.
When a certain mental state has shown its fruit in sorrow, despair, or other ill conditions, there should be comfort in knowing that one can change the mental attitude and by this repentance, or change of mind, gain healthier and happier consequences as the outcome of right thinking.
In the book of Nehemiah we read of a great work done by the people who had returned to Jerusalem from their former captivity, under the leadership of Nehemiah.
Words of wisdom are like water in the desert.
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 Héraut 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.
Christian Science is so regenerative in its influence that it is almost impossible to tell what it means in one's life without first mentioning the conditions which existed before a knowledge of this great truth was possessed.
When Christian Science first came to my notice I was called an old man.
Feeling so happy and thankful for the realization of a settled peace and joy that Christian Science has brought to me, relieving me of many physical ailments and mental disturbances, I am sending my testimony.
I desire to express my gratitude for the many physical healings and especially the spiritual uplift received by myself and my family through Christian Science.
I have been helped so many times by reading the testimonies in the Sentinel and Journal that I send mine in the hope that it too may be helpful to some one.
In unbounded gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me and for my family, I send this testimony.
I am thankful to God for the many healings I have received through the study of Christian Science and by knowing that God is always ready to help us in our troubles if we believe and trust in Him.
About three years ago I was healed through Christian Science of what the doctors termed an incurable disease.
In the eight years since Christian Science was first presented to me, I have many times wondered at the thought so often expressed in testimonies, that the spiritual healing has meant much more to the writer than any physical benefit.
Reading the experiences of others has helped me so much that I know the telling of what Christian Science has done for me cannot fail to encourage some one else who is looking to God for healing.
About five years ago I was indeed at man's extremity, but it proved to be God's opportunity; for an understanding of man's relationship to God came to me through the reading of the Christian Science literature.
[Acton Gazette and Express, London, England]
"Rudimental Divine Science," by Mary Baker Eddy, has been printed in the English Braille system of type for the blind, and is now obtainable, in one volume, single copy, 50 cents; six or more, each 40 cents.