Mrs. Eddy—pure, gentle, and self-sacrificing—lived a...

La Grande Observer

Mrs. Eddy—pure, gentle, and self-sacrificing—lived a consistent Christian life, and was so spiritually minded as to have been a worthy channel for the discovery and establishment of Christian Science in this age. Her unselfish and untiring lifelong service of love and devotion to mankind has been the means of lifting up a standard of conduct and character that is working vastly for the improvement of the moral standards of the world, as well as bringing joy, better health, and higher aspirations to millions of humanity, sick and weary of life's burdens. "For which of those works do ye stone me?" said Jesus. The Master healed all manner of disease and sin by utilizing his knowledge of God, the divine Mind; and what he himself did he declared his followers should do also. Christian Scientists are finding this to be as true and possible to-day as nineteen hundred years ago, proving to the satisfaction of others as well as themselves that the divine power which Jesus applied so successfully is also available to each one of us here and now, if we will but learn and obey. Referring to God, we read in the book of Job that Eliphaz said, "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace."

In the Preface to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. vii), Mrs. Eddy says, "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," for they are proving for themselves that such passages in the Bible as the following are not idle promises but are humanly practical and demonstrable: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble," "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;" and, "The word of God is quick, and powerful." Does our brother think that God can heal sin but is unable to heal sickness? or does he think omnipotence can heal only certain kinds of diseases and cannot cope with others? Jesus healed one kind of disease as readily as another, and made no distinction between organic and functional diseases, or chronic and acute; and neither does Christian Science. Chronic ailments are being successfully healed by Christian Science as well as other forms of illness; and well-authenticated cases of complete and permanent recovery by Christian Science treatment have been proved in open court, what our critic has said to the contrary notwithstanding. Sincere and unprejudiced seekers for Truth can probably find in their home community many living witnesses to verify the effectiveness of Christian Science in meeting all phases of human ills.

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Letters from the Field
December 9, 1922

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