Speaking for the Christian Scientists, I wish to enter an...

The Boulder (Colo.) News-Herald

Speaking for the Christian Scientists, I wish to enter an emphatic denial to the statement in your columns that "neither M. D.'s nor Christian Scientists have found a preventive against this terrible plague," meaning the "flu." Christian Scientists have found that in proportion as they obey the conditions attached to the Bible promises of protection and deliverance these promises are fulfilled in their experience. For instance, we read in the ninety-first psalm, "Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." The "secret place of the most High" is certainly nothing other than the uplifted spiritual consciousness, which was so perfectly typified by Christ Jesus. We are admonished by Paul to "let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus;" in other words, to think the thoughts the Master would think under similar circumstances. Knowing the omnipotence of God, good, and the consequent impotence of evil of every form, Jesus had no fear of sickness; recognizing it as an expression of false belief, he destroyed the effect manifested on the body by correcting the thought which controlled the body.

As before stated, Christian Scientists are proving that as they follow the method of thinking and living exemplified by Jesus, the Way-shower, they are in a measurable degree as immune from pestilence as was he; and surely no one could imagine that Jesus would fear or be subject to the "flu" if he were physically in our midst. However, although the law of God never fails, men may not measure up to the requirements thereof; but this should only serve to stimulate Christians to more earnest effort and deeper spiritual consecration in overcoming "the world, the flesh, and the devil."

Although, as I am creditably informed, there have been no deaths in Boulder from this trouble under Christian Science treatment, yet the Christian Scientists have shown their compassion and desire to assist those in trouble by furnishing services for some who have been bereaved by the passing away of loved ones under the care of physicians.

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