During a very trying time in our home, the true sense of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy was brought to me; for with this "key" I was able to unlock the Bible story of Nehemiah, to find its spiritual meaning and make it practical in that time of need.
The first great need of the church to-day is the revival of her ministry of healing, according to the finding of the joint commission on the ministry of healing of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States, reported to-day to the House of Bishops and in the House of Deputies in triennial convention here.
It is incredible that the wonderful works of Elisha could have been accomplished on any other than a spiritual basis, God's law.
Allow me to state that Christian Science makes no pretension.
Christian Science is defined by its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, as "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony".
Just what is commonly meant by the word "heresy," it would be difficult to determine; yet if the correct definition of the word is accepted, that of "religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church," then the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy may be said to be heterodox to the so-called orthodox of to-day.
The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, are sacred to those who, through the diligent study of these works and obedience to the spiritual laws therein set forth, have become freed from sin and various forms of functional and organic disease.
The terminology of Christian Science coincides with that of the Scriptures, and its use of words very largely accords with the definitions given in the best dictionaries.
A person working in the science of mathematics knows that often he must accept a theory or premise which, as yet, he has by no means demonstrated; but he knows that by adhering to given rules and by faithful application of these rules, he will eventually demonstrate that which at present seems beyond his comprehension.
Christian Science has already made great strides in demonstrating that Christianity is, first of all, scientific; that is, that its truths are exact and conform to divine law.
The conscientious part of mankind is often deeply concerned about its duty.
"The hour has struck for Christian Scientists to do their own work; to appreciate the signs of the times; to demonstrate self-knowledge and self-government; and to demonstrate, as this period demands, over all sin, disease, and death.
The contract for the publication and sale of the Works of Mary Baker Eddy, entered into between the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy and The Christian Science Publishing Society in October, 1917, was rescinded by mutual agreement on June 15, 1922.
I wish to tell of a healing that took place for me a few years ago.
Christian Science came into my life some twenty-five years ago.
One of the many wonderful healings experienced by me in Christian Science, several years ago, was that of kidney colic.
It is now fifteen years since I was healed, through Christian Science, of what two of the leading physicians in the city of Portland, Oregon, diagonsed as a fibroid tumor.
With a grateful heart I should like to testify to the great blessings which have come to me through Christian Science.
About nine years ago I became interested in Christian Science, due to having exhausted practically all the methods used from a medical standpoint for the healing of rheumatism, without any success.
Christian Science is the fulfillment of the promise of the coming of the Comforter.
After having applied a continually increasing understanding of Christian Science for more than twelve years, I desire to express gratitude again, not only for many specific physical healings, such as the overcoming of catarrh, pneumonia, eye trouble, carbuncles, a severely sprained ankle, the drinking and smoking habits.
In 1920 our one and one half year old son became ill with what the doctor termed brain fever.
It is with a grateful heart that I wish to testify to the healing power of Christian Science.
Because of the peace and joy and happiness that have come into my life, since taking up the study of Christian Science, I wish to express my gratitude.
My desire to know something of a practical, provable God, which I had not found as a member of a denominational church, and the daily life of a dear friend, an earnest student of Christian Science, led me to investigate this new-old religion.
My first proof of the healing power of Christian Science occurred shortly after I had started the study of its teachings.
All Christian Science periodicals, including The Christian Science Monitor, are entered at the Post Office in Boston, Mass.