In the article, "The Outlook for 1920," in a recent issue,...

Derby (England) Telegraph

In the article, "The Outlook for 1920," in a recent issue, the following striking passage occurs: "The problem of Christian unity is itself a problem of reconstruction, and in this process of reconstruction a thorough study of the church of the first centuries is essential, for they supply the plan or model for the whole work." It will doubtless not have escaped your contributor, nor many of your readers, that the essential feature of the early Christian church was healing. Indeed, it was the direct command of the Master: "And these signs shall follow them that believe . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover," and "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." In other words, Christ Jesus made healing the sick a test of faith or discipleship. That these same "signs" and "works" are being accomplished by the Christian Science church to-day, no doubt, explains the popularity of Christian Science which is referred to in the same article, although theosophy and spiritualism have nothing in common with Christian Science. That the Christian churches of to-day are wakening to the demands of these times makes the present outlook distinctly one of promise.

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Funds of The Mother Church
April 24, 1920

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