Christian Science adheres strictly to Christ's method of healing the sick, a method wholly spiritual; and since it is the utilization of divine power it is entirely adequate to do the work without aid from any other source.
Your correspondent, writing in a recent issue, virtually states that because in some respects Christian Science conflicts with the statements of Christian faith in the ancient creeds, it therefore forfeits the right to be termed Christian.
Christian Scientists do not claim to have any miraculous or supernatural power.
The very fact that Christian Science teaches the oneness and allness of Spirit and the nothingness of matter, affirms the eternality of Life, and denies the reality of sin, sickness, and death as a part of God's creation, establishes an impassable gulf between it and spiritualism.
The Christian Science church was organized "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing".
It is recorded in Luke's gospel that when the disciples of John were sent to Jesus to ask him if he were the Christ, he answered by saying, "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
Christian Science churches and societies are strictly democratic in their government, and a Reader or a practitioner should not be regarded as the head of the organization.
The faith of the Christian Scientist is higher than mere blind belief.
The belief, held by many who are uninformed, that Christian Science practice is simply the power of mind over matter, is evidently shared by your contributor, for he hastened to add that he is not a Christian Scientist.
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Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA.
I should like to express the deep sense of gratitude I have felt at a beautiful healing of injuries to my face, caused by an accident.
Many years ago, I made application to a hospital to take the nurse's training.
Several years ago, I was healed of constipation by one week's absent treatment from a Christian Science practitioner.
Christian Science came to my rescue when I had almost given up hope that I should ever be able to overcome the excessive use of intoxicating liquors.
From childhood up to the time I was led to investigate Christian Science, I was extremely nervous and suffered from many of the diseases that go with nervous difficulty.
That Christian Science healing is spiritual is proved by the instantaneous healing which often comes through the spiritual illumination of a verse of the Bible or a sentence in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
About twenty-six years ago, when I was suffering with severe lung trouble and a number of other diseases, a friend who was calling said she was reading a Christian Science book.
About six years ago, the subject of Christian Science was broached to me by a foreman in the factory where I was employed.
I hardly know where to begin when I try to express gratitude for all that Christian Science means to me.
Christian Science has brought to me blessing after blessing; and I am grateful for it.
DEAR Love divine, help me live to-day,From start to close,In just the kindly wayWhich friendship knows.
[From the Chicago Evening Post, Chicago, Ill.
The contract for 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.