A physician recently contributed to your paper an article of considerable length and of some interest regarding the effect of psychotherapy in treating disease.
A correspondent, writing in your issue of recent date, estimates the number of American people allied with some religious movement, and adds, "This estimate, however, covers the rostra of all creeds, including Christian Science, Mormonism, and spiritualism.
The special editorial in your recent issue, in addition to argument of the assumption that divine healing should be limited to functional and psychopathic cases, also associates the statement by Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures".
In a letter entitled "The Future and Christianity," published in the Omaha Bee recently, in mentioning what he styles "creative periods in religion," a contributor goes on to say that the West has produced "nothing more respectable than Mormonism, spiritualism, and Christian Science.
In the last issue of your paper is a letter headed, "Christian Science," which starts with a very mistaken statement; and as it may give a false impression to readers who wish to know the truth about Christian Science, I will ask you to allow me space to correct it.
Long had I sought,Far-reaching was my quest;I longed to entertain but one,That one a hallowed guest.
A poet aptly defines the workings of conscience thus:
When Jesus said to his disciples, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom," he told of an open door to heaven, a door which can never be closed, but is forever free of entrance to all men.
Jesus' words, "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world," are a source of constant encouragement to every student of Christian Science.
In view of the substantial economies effected last year through the active cooperation of members of The Mother Church, and of the desirability of insuring the permanence of these economies, new members, to be admitted in June, and those who, in former years, were accustomed to pay their annual per capita tax during May, June, and July, are invited instead to forward their remittances during the six months' period from October to March, following the date on which this tax becomes due.
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 have long felt that I should bear witness to the many blessings of which I have been the recipient through Christian Science, as brought to light in this age by the omnipotence of divine Love and the purity and faithfulness of Love's messenger, Mary Baker Eddy.
Several years ago I was operated on for what was said to be an incurable growth.
It is with the most sincere appreciation of the life of our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, that I wish to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me and mine.
I came to Christian Science a few years ago for physical healing.
I should like to express my gratitude for the many benefits which have come to me through the study of Christian Science.
When Christian Science came to me a little over fifteen years ago, I knew that prayer is answered.
I had consulted many physicians without being helped to any extent.
Christian Science is proving to me that there is nothing impossible with God; also, that there is nothing too good to be true.
A few years ago I took up the study of Christian Science.
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 Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada]