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Have friends forsaken thee?
Man's authority is derived from God, from Principle, and from no other or lesser quarter.
Thousands of Christian Scientists will unhesitatingly say that all kinds of sickness and sin have been overcome by an understanding of the absolute fact that God, the only creator, never made them, and that therefore they can have no more reality or power than erroneous belief gives them.
It is just as impossible for our clerical critic to render invalid the teachings of Christian Science through his erroneous statements and arguments based upon popular Christianity, as it is for a mariner to keep his vessel in a direct course without a rudder.
My attention is called to the report of a sermon in which the speaker commented on physical and mental reconstruction.
"The inclosed check for three dollars is sent to The Christian Science Benevolent Association in grateful recognition of a recent demonstration over a claim of limitation, this being a small part of a loving, generous gift wholly unexpected, but which came only after demonstrating supply and stepping out ready to stand on God's promise, which Christian Science has shown me how to do.
In some of the doctrinal statements made in past days regarding God's dealing with men, it used to be given out that some men are to suffer disadvantage throughout all eternity, and this "according to the good pleasure of his will.
From cover to cover the Bible proclaims one necessity.
In a letter written in 1905, and published in the Christian Science Sentinel of October 7, 1916, Mrs.
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.
Several years ago I took up Christian Science, not particularly for physical healing but more because it appeared to me to be a sensible religion.
Over six years ago I took up the study of Christian Science, and it has never failed me since.
Christian Science has helped me spiritually, morally, physically, and I am truly grateful.
To me Christian Science is the most wonderful thing in the world.
With a heart filled with gratitude to God and also to our beloved Leader, Mrs.
With the deepest love and gratitude to God I give this testimony.
I consider it a great privilege to testify to the working of truth in my consciousness.
I would like to tell just a few of the things that Christian Science has done for me, that my experience may bring encouragement to others.
Christian Science has healed me of false appetites, an impatient and irritable disposition, and many other tendencies characteristic of mortal mind.
Having received great help from the testimonies of others, I send mine as a token of gratitude, hoping it my be helpful to some one.
With a heart overflowing with gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me, I send this testimony.
There are no words which could adequately express my deep gratitude for the freedom which has been mine since I began to study and practice Christian Science.
About four years ago I took up Christian Science and my daughter was healed of appendicitis in one treatment.
I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Science for bringing to me the realization that God is good and all-powerful.
Until about five years ago I was a great sufferer from many ailments, often having medical advice and always taking medicine and tonics in the hope of getting relief, but in vain.
In addition to the regular cloth bound edition of "Christ and Christmas," an illustrated poem by Mary Baker Eddy, there has now been published an illustrated pocket edition of the same poem, bound in black morocco, limp, round corners, gilt edges, uniform in size with the pocket editions of other writings by Mrs.