The ministry of Jesus was practical.
That faith has a great influence upon healing is undoubtedly true.
Based solely on the Bible; honoring God to the full extent of the Scriptural designation of Him as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; admonishing rigid adherence to the Ten Commandments; accepting as a fundamental of its faith and practice the Sermon on the Mount and the necessity for all Christian to obey the commands of Christ Jesus to preach the gospel, heal the sick, and cast out devils or evil, as an essential part of Christianity, Christian Science cannot by any stretch of imagination be open to the charge of being "highly dangerous.
The verified testimonies of healing which appear in the weekly and monthly Christian Science periodicals include the healing of cancer as well as that of disorders of every other kind; and it is not an uncommon occurrence at the Wednesday evening meetings in Christian Science churches all over the world, to hear the testimonies of those who have been healed of this disease.
Bible history has shown that rites and ceremonies established in one age, as type and symbol of the real, have, at a later period, given place to higher and less material observances of the same.
"Very recently I had the great privilege of spending a brief period at the Christian Science Sanatorium, and the experience was so inspiring that I began to study more closely the meaning of the word 'gratitude.
When the Revelator, in his spiritual exaltation, declared, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away," he signalized the fulfillment of the expectation voiced by the prophet Isaiah centuries before as the Word of God.
A great deal is said about resisting evil.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
To insure that complete lecture notices be printed in the Sentinel, detailed information should reach the Board of Lectureship regarding lectures in the United States and Canada, four weeks before the date of the lecture; in Great Britain and Ireland, five weeks before; in other European countries, six weeks before.
In May, 1913, when our daughter was two years old, she had difficulty in using her right arm.
It was in 1901 that I learned to know, beyond possibility of question or doubt, that Christian Science is true.
As one who has been greatly benefited by Christian Science, I feel it a duty to express my gratitude for the wonderful healing I have had, so that others, who may now be afflicted, may not become discouraged, but learn that our Father can and will redeem and release us from any claim of sin or sickness, if we will but come to Him, not only believing, but knowing, that He is omnipotent and omnipresent, and with the understanding of man's real relation to God.
About seven years ago I turned to Christian Science for physical help, after every material remedy which I had heard of had failed to give me relief from pain and suffering.
In July, 1918, I bought my first copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
As a proof of the protecting power of God's care, I wish to tell of an experience I had last summer.
This testimony is given in loving gratitude for Christian Science, for our Leader's faithful work in giving it to us, for the consecrated workers all over the field who are devoting their entire time to the healing of sin and sickness, and for the many activities and channels to help to make it understood.
I have been interested in Christian Science for about six years; and I know it to be the truth as taught by Jesus, for I have felt the efficacy of its power, and have seen the results of its application in others.
In 1918, one of my little daughters was ill with a violent attack of influenza.
Forgetting self, I learn to know my Father's love;Forgetting self, the guiding light shines from above,And, unobscured, makes every moment brightWith understanding of the way that's right.
[From the Woman and Home Magazine, New Zealand, Jan.