In your issue of recent date a contributor takes exception...

Hastings (Neb.) Tribune

In your issue of recent date a contributor takes exception to my statements on the subject of Christian Science healing recently published by you. His criticism would make it appear that Christian Science puts the healing of the sick on a higher basis than that of compliance with the other commands of Jesus, that Christian Scientists are not casting out devils or speaking with "new tongues," and condemns them for receiving payment for services which he thinks are not rendered.

My previous letter dealt chiefly with the healing of the sick, because that point had been specifically alluded to. However, on page 150 of "Science and Health with Key tothe Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says: "This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin,—to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world."

Christian Science does not omit a single requirement necessary to complete spiritual healing according to Christ Jesus. Its followers know that the same understanding and obedience to God, infinite Love, which is required to heal disease, also accomplishes the overcoming of sins, or "devils," as the critic puts it. In Galatians we read, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like." Thousands of people, throughout the world, are to-day rejocingly declaring their deliverance from these "devils" through the loving ministrations of Christian Science practice, and any one who really seeks may readily locate, within our state and elsewhere, those in whom these changes are known to have thus taken place.

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