Christian Science—Its Promising Outlook

When the simple yet almost revolutionary teachings of Jesus of Nazareth were voiced to the startled multitudes, there went forth a complete gospel destined to endure. Sent broadcast by divine impulsion, this gospel has never for one moment ceased to function as God's message to a needy world. And we are now more than ever forced to acknoledge our Saviour's teachings as the ultimate of a fundamental theology that will never grow old with age or reiteration.

Must it not have been a dire need of the people of those early days that there should be born a prophet with authority so profound as that of the Master, who, during his three years of ministry, was able to install a religion of marvelous love and unstinted benevolence? During all the centuries following, and in spite of flood tides of ignorance and superstition, our Master's words of counsel have fallen upon the listening ear with an ever growing assurance and sancity. The fertile gospel of "on earth peace, good will toward men" is manifestly the leaven of truth that is destined to destroy the entire mass of sinful intolerance and argumentative erroneous theology.

We have been told that "history repeats itself." How true this is, especially to the people of our day, who already have undoubted evidence that the recorded annals of the discovery and promulgation of Christian Science will find a deserving place in the historical lore of the future! In keeping with the divine plan, there must needs be born in the nineteenth century another prophet, God-ordained, capa capable of showing forth, amid the world's countless disputations, a complete correlation of the Bible truths adapted to modern thought. That this prophet should have been a woman with rare spiritual gifts and unfaltering character, indicates the fulfillment of heaven's impartial law and order. Wholly in line with this just balance—a balance no earthly power can hasten or retard—Christian Science assumes its burden as a zealous standard bearer for a rational, workable religion for all.

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March 22, 1924

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