A news item appearing in your issue of January 3, under...


A news item appearing in your issue of January 3, under a London date line, stated in effect that a group of clergymen and medical men, after hearing evidence on behalf of Christian Science and other modes of healing, had decided that the clergy could not heal the sick. Please permit me to say that while I am not informed as to the character of the evidence submitted to this committee on behalf of Christian Science, I am, however, prepared to say that multiplied thousand in England and America, as well as other parts of the world, are to-day bearing grateful testimony to the fact that they have been healed of all manner of diseases through the ministrations of the Christian Science religion.

Under the circumstances, the following extract from a recent address of the Bishop of Kensington takes on an added interest: "Why do not we heal the sick in Christ's name as did the early church? It is to find an answer to that question that I ventured to suggest this conference today. And in my invitation I drew your attention to the challenge which the action of that body of Christians called Christian Scientists makes. It is to me indisputable that they do heal the sick both in body and mind. That notable miracles have been wrought by them we cannot deny. It is idle to dismiss the evidence in an offhand spirit of incredulity, still less to be 'offended' because the work of healing is being done in Christ's name by those who follow not with us. We must, rather, thankfully hail the guidance which such experience supplies as a means of recovering that truth which has either been neglected or overlaid by us."

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Letters from the Field
October 4, 1924

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