In painful contrast to the plan for uniting the different...

Tomah (Wis.) Monitor-Herald

In painful contrast to the plan for uniting the different denominations calling themselves Christian, which is being so seriously considered by broad-minded ministers of the gospel, and which is a distinct sign of the times, is the futile attempt made by a revivalist, as reported in a recent issue, to convince his hearers that "Christian Science strikes at the fundamentals of the Christian faith." This statement betokens an almost unpardonable ignorance of a vital subject that is claiming the attention of the world to-day. If Christian Science struck at the fundamentals of the Christian faith, it would be striking at itself; for Christian Science is founded on the fundamentals of Christian faith as taught and practiced by the master Christian, Christ Jesus—how well founded and upon how solid a basis, is proved by the fact that Christian Science is withstanding every assault made upon it, and is proving itself to be what Mrs. Eddy, its Discoverer and Founder, on page 1 of "Rudimental Divine Science" defined it to be: "The law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony." The Principle of Christian Science is God, and "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid."

The common people followed Jesus because he proved by practical works what the understanding of God does for man. The restoring of health to those who were sick, of holiness (wholeness) to the sinful, and the restoring to life those who had died, were acts which brought to those seekers after the kingdom of God a realization of the coming of that kingdom, and gave them proof of Immanuel, or "God with us." Christian Science is proving to the world to-day that God is the same now as ever, and the same Principle that Jesus demonstrated is operative to-day, proof of his words, "Lo, I am with you alway." As the apostle James says, "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? ... Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."

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