God, the Father, loveth all,Watcheth over, careth for,Leadeth, guideth all alike,—No one less and no one more;Each His son and heir beloved.
The members and officers of the church founded by Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, and its branches, have no desire for controversy with anybody, and we especially prefer to avoid controversy with the persons who were members of this church, but who have formed a different organization.
In the Union of recent date, a critic inferred that Christian Science is intended only for special types of ailments, and not for organic diseases.
Christian Scientists quite well understand and appreciate that disease appears to be very real and obdurate to the material, human sense of things; but as disease is recognized by them as error, and not as a part or factor of true being, and as every form of disease is being healed through this understanding, the correctness of their position is demonstrated.
An editorial in your issue of recent date contained the statement, "Christian Science ignores, flouts, and condemns the medical profession.
During the past year there appeared in the secular press in our state only three adverse criticisms, two of which—extracts from sermons by evangelists—were reported.
The student of Christian Science finds in the Church Manual many wise words to guide him in the demonstration of right living.
One of the most interesting and remarkable things to be noted about the seers of the Old Testament is their consciousness of the presence of God.
Some of Webster's synonyms for "discipline" are to form, teach, instruct, chasten.
The attention of clerks and committees of branch churches in the United States and Canada, having in charge arrangements for lectures, is called to the necessity of having the information reach the Editorial Department at least four weeks before the date of the lecture, in order to insure publication in the Sentinel.
In early childhood I was placed in a Sunday school class the teacher of which constantly dwelt upon our errors as enormous sins, and declared that God's wrath would surely consign us to everlasting punishment unless we reformed—even unto perfection.
"The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
It is with sincere gratitude for all the blessings I have received in Christian Science, and with the thought of encouraging others, that I give my testimony.
With a deep sense of gratitude to God I testify to the healing, regenerating, and sustaining power of Christian Science.
I am deeply grateful to be able to testify to the healing power of divine Love, and wish to relate a healing that I experienced through the little understanding I have gained of Christian Science.
"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
"I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
I was led to Christian Science about three years ago after I had doctored for about eighteen months for what two of our best physicians pronounced a nervous breakdown.
Oh, lift mine eyes above the sons of men,That they may fasten on the things of Thee;For I am weary of the strife of kingsWhich wars against Thy law unceasingly—Kings, but whose crowns are made of worldly dust,That crumble at Thy word and sink to naught:Pride and the lust of power and place, which reachAnd fret for what can ne'er be sold or bought.
[From the Daily News, Alexandria, Indiana, Nov.