The fact that a student of Christian Science does not...

Halifax Courier and Guardian

The fact that a student of Christian Science does not always demonstrate its highest possibilities does not prove the system to be wrong. If failure by a student to demonstrate a science condemns the science, every science on earth is already condemned. Christian Scientists are learning, and progressively proving, that pain is not included in God's plan and purpose for man, but that it is experienced simply by reason of the fact that God's loving government is not sufficiently understood and obeyed. A correct understanding of the nature of God and man is equal to the destruction of the belief in pain; and this has been proved in thousands of cases.

Human will has no place in Christian Science, as the following passage from the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 144), makes quite plain: "Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned." Christian Science reveals the will of God, and shows that it is always "good will toward men," always beneficent, health-giving, life-giving. Our beloved Master, Christ Jesus, said, "I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." Christian Science enables its adherents to know and to do the will of God and thus be blessed.

No system gives Christ Jesus a more honored place than does Christian Science. It goes farther than does any other religious teaching, for it demands complete emulation, even to the healing of the sick in the way that Jesus taught. Its followers are reminded of their obligations in the following words on page 37 of the textbook: "It is possible,—yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman,— to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness."

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February 2, 1924

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