The fourth commandment is: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
"By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt.
A certain writer for the Advertiser and other papers sometimes speaks of Christian Science or Christian Scientists in a way that does not indicate adequate appreciation or understanding.
In speaking of man made in the image and likeness of God, the Christian Science lecturer referred to immortal, spiritual man, and not to the mortal and material counterfeit.
The basis of Christian Science is the Scriptural teaching that the one cause and creator of all that is true or real must be, and is, good in nature, activity, and expression; that God is Spirit, perfect Mind, eternal Life, invariable Truth; that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good;" that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Christian Science explains the difference between Spirit.
Christian Science has become known all over the civilized world; and the experience of thousands to-day shows that Christian Science gives health instead of sickness, joy instead of sorrow, harmony instead of discord, and besides this an unshakable faith in the ever-presence of God's love.
Faith healing, as commonly understood, is blind, unintelligent trustfulness that God will heal.
Autosuggestion is neither a factor in, nor the basis of, Christian Science.
Christian Science is founded on the immutable truths of the Bible regarding God and man's spiritual relationship to Him, as exemplified by the life, teaching, works, and sacrifice of Christ Jesus.
In human belief it would appear to be easier to destroy than to build up; and there are evidences on every hand that what the world is in need of most to-day is constructive thinking,—the thinking that unifies men with God, men with men, and encourages every honest effort to help humanity to understand the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God.
Here I would hold my light on high,With steady hand, and true,That down some darkening way its gleam May guideA faltering step that gropes to find,Mid shadows closing in,A refuge, where in peace it mayAbide.
Every student of the teachings of Christ Jesus is deeply impressed with his profound assurance of the presence of God, the Father, and the availability of His power in meeting the needs of mankind.
The Psalms contain many a reference to God as the protector of man, but few can surpass that which occurs in the sixty-first.
Carlyle once said, "The wealth of man is the number of things which he loves and blesses;" while Henry Ward Beecher declared, "In this world it is not what we take, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
It will be helpful for the field in securing more prompt delivery of the Christian Science Quarterly if orders for the Quarterly are sent to The Christian Science Publishing Society at the earliest date possible.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.
I came into Christian Science about three years ago, and little did I think what great benefits I was to receive.
For six years previous to coming to Christian Science I had been under a physician's care the greater part of the time.
I began to look into Christian Science in 1902, with no hope of finding any good in it.
My earliest recollection of Christian Science was about the year 1898.
Shortly after commencing the study of Christian Science, on returning home one day I found my little girl had spilled half a bottle of hydrofluoric acid over her hands and clothing.
About eighteen years ago, gratitude for a wonderful healing through Christian Science prompted me to send my testimony to the Christian Science Sentinel.
About six years ago, when we first took up the study of Christian Science, our boy, then about eight months old, was instantaneously healed of sore eyes.
It was when in the wilderness of materialism that Christian Science came to me.
I feel privileged to express my gratitude to God for the thought, "Freely ye have received, freely give.
Herein the grace of God must be,That all may work with Him, and seeHis law unfold as harmony.
[From Scribner's Magazine, New York, N.