Christian Scientists turn, it is true, unreservedly to God for...


Christian Scientists turn, it is true, unreservedly to God for help in times of sickness, as in all other difficulties and trials. They recognize and appreciate, nevertheless, the noble lives, the self-sacrifice and devotion of many of the medical men and women who are giving themselves wholly to the cause of alleviating suffering and of helping humanity. It must be remembered, however, that a large percentage of the members of Christian Science churches and societies have been healed in Christian Science after every known material remedy had failed. Like the woman "which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any," they have in their despair turned as a last resource to Christian Science, and have found therein that for which they have longed,—that which the Master came to reveal,—the understanding of God, whom to know aright is health, life, goodness, and power, delivering mankind from all ills, from bondage of any kind. They have proved in the moment of dire need the efficacy and availability of the divine power to heal and save; and this proof of healing has been the turning point in their lives, causing them to rely solely on God in times of trouble, on God, "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction."

Christian Scientists do not "recognize the fact of acting on the patient's nervous system," as our critic avers. When a severe malady is to be overcome, unlike the critic's recommendation, "to use every means possible before they appeal for aid to the divine healer," they turn to and ponder those words of Christ Jesus: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," words which afford evidence for all time of a great truth regarding God, man, and all created things, the Science or knowledge of true being, the disclosure of which will free mankind from the bondage of evil, sin, disease, and death. This statement of the Saviour, "Ye shall know the truth," is the keynote to a hitherto uncomprehended reality, the understanding of which discovers man in the image and likeness of God.

November 14, 1925

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