In a recent issue there appears a paragraph in which a...

The Kentish Observer

In a recent issue there appears a paragraph in which a correspondent takes upon himself to describe what he believes Christian Science to be. Not knowing anything whatever about it, he naturally fails to convey a correct impression of its teaching and practice.

He says, for instance, "There is nothing about it that warrants the name of science; it is simply a matter of faith and will power, with an admixture of deep religious fervor." Christian Science has every reason for its name. Our critic is perhaps not unaware that science means knowledge systematically arranged, and is derived from the Latin word "scire," to know. Christian Science is Christian knowledge.

Human will power does not enter into the practice of Christian Science; on the contrary, it is through the silencing of the human will and the listening for the "still small voice" of Truth, whereby the divine Mind of Christ takes the place of the human, that the healing and regenerating work is accomplished. Having faith in the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of God, is essential. The religious fervor or zeal of a Christian Scientist grows in proportion to his ability to demonstrate scientifically the healing power of Truth and Love.

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