It is a little more than a half century since a mild-mannered...


It is a little more than a half century since a mild-mannered New England woman, Mary Baker Eddy, first published her textbook on Christian Science. Like other new statements of religious thought, it was scoffed at, ridiculed, and some of its early followers were subjected to persecutions, just as have been the proclaimers of truth in all ages. But that it was founded upon the truth is evidenced to-day by the fact that in these short fifty years it has encircled the globe, planted its churches in almost every land, and to-day is the peace-conferring, health-giving religion for thousands of devoted students. While the students of Christian Science greatly desire to share their discovery with all other people, they do not force their views upon them. They are perfectly willing to wait for that moment to come in every individual's experience when a loving thought can find lodgment and bring a harvest of blessing. ... The healing works of Christian Science are to-day everywhere recognized. Its ability to confer content of mind and enrich the lives of its people is not quite so widely known, but none the less established. And one fact stands out clearly, namely, the willingness of these people to be judged by their lives and not their professions, their works instead of their words; and the same rights they claim for themselves they are willing to grant to all others.

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