Will you allow me space to make a few explanations...


Will you allow me space to make a few explanations which are called for by the remarks which you have reported from a speech made at the annual appeal for funds for East London? Christian Science was spoken of as a new religion; and it was implied that it is not practical and does not offer any help to the poor and outcast. Both these statements are untrue. Christian Science is not new, for it is founded on the teachings of the Bible, and it follows the whole command of Christ Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ... And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "No and Yes" (p. 12), "After a lifetime of orthodoxy on the platform of doctrines, rites, and ceremonies, it became a sacred duty for her to impart to others this new-old knowledge of God." In her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 she says (p. 11): "Envy or abuse of him who, having a new idea or a more spiritual understanding of God, hastens to help on his fellow-mortals, is neither Christian nor Science. If a postal service, a steam engine, a submarine cable, a wireless telegraph, each in turn has helped mankind, how much more is accomplished when the race is helped onward by a new-old message from God, even the knowledge of salvation from sin, disease, and death." That this practical result has followed the discovery of Christian Science is evidenced by thousands from all classes of society in England, who are to-day testifying to the benefits which have come to them by the better understanding of Bible truths. The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, shows how God is available to-day to heal the sick, to supply all needs, and to reform the sinner.

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