As you have waited for the symphony,Have you not murmured at the notes unblentOf 'cellos, woodwinds, horns, and violins,As each musician tunes his instrument?
By way of commenting upon a reference to a book entitled, "The Bible and Christian Science," which reference appeared in your issue of recent date, please permit me to say that, contrary to the views expressed by the writer of the book, the teachings of Christian Science are based directly upon the Scriptural writings, and especially upon their spiritual interpretation, as revealed through the words and works of Christ Jesus.
It is quite evident that God must seem to the critic writing in your issue of recent date to be a corporeal being, finite, material, and therefore temporal.
Christian Science is not solely a system of healing but is a Christian religion.
In his article, "Our Best Friends and Worst Enemies," in a recent issue of the News, Dr.
Fortunately, the fame of Mary Baker Eddy as "an expounder of scientific truth" rests upon a more substantial basis than one produced by the films, notwithstanding the intimation to the contrary made by a churchman of a western state and quoted in a recent issue.
In a sermon reported in your issue of recent date, a clergyman said that Christian Science "is not Christian, nor yet is there any science about it.
Oh, let me not in manner loudProfess Thy sacred Word;To gain the plaudits of the crowd,Let not my voice be heard.
Preparation of this report brings to remembrance loving deeds cementing friendships, healings of misdirected phases of public thought, sectarian intolerance quieted, medical aggression silenced, constituted rights preserved, and religious freedom strengthened.
A common characteristic of mortals is to plan for the gaining of what is thought to be necessary to insure prosperity and happiness.
When Moses felt afraid to undertake the work God had given him to do, because he recognized his own inadequacy, he asked God whom He would send with him to help him.
It is impossible to study the Bible, and especially the New Testament part of it, without being convinced that prayer is the means whereby men may reach out for and receive the aid of Deity.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
To insure that complete lecture notices be printed in the Sentinel, detailed information should reach the Editorial Department regarding lectures in the United States and Canada, four weeks before the date of the lecture; in Great Britain and Ireland, five weeks before; in other European countries, six weeks before.
I am very happy to give this testimony of deep gratitude for Christian Science.
I have long wished to express my gratitude through the columns of the Christian Science Sentinel for the many blessings which have come to my family and to me since taking up the study of this most wonderful religion.
Christian Science came into our home several years ago when every material hope was gone.
I have known Christian Science for fourteen years and am so grateful for it that I do not wish to neglect to express my thanks publicly for the many blessings I have received from it.
It is in great gratitude to God for Christian Science that I write this testimony.
Nearly ten years ago I took up the study of Christian Science for a physical difficulty.
It seems difficult to find adequate words in which to tell of all that Christian Science has done and is doing for me.
From youth I belonged to the Reformed Church.
For about ten years prior to my acceptance of Christian Science I was a semi-invalid, suffering constantly from pain, weakness, and fatigue.
I did not become interested in Christian Science for physical healing, but in a time of great mental stress.
Articles from members of The Mother Church and good testimonies from those healed by Christian Science are always welcomed for consideration by the Editors.
[From the New Outlook, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]