Dear Father, let me on Thy word rely, That I may daily prove, In every act and word unfailingly, The healing of Thy love.
May we assure your correspondent, who writes under the caption of Christian Science, in your recent issue, that it is his erroneous concept of the teachings of Christian Science which is at fault, and not the teachings themselves.
In a recent issue of the Providence Journal, an article entitled, "Cure of Disease by Mental Treatment," by a doctor, classified Christian Science healing with new-thought and Coueism.
A sermon on "Faith Healing," reported in your recent issue, contains an erroneous reference to Christian Science as being a form of healing "by suggestion or waking hypnotism," which we ask leave to correct.
Unwarranted remarks on the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy by the writer of a syndicated article, captioned "Health Talks," in your recent issue, should in justice to the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science be corrected.
Please permit me space for a short reply to the article entitled, "Great Revival Closes," in a recent issue of your paper.
The flowery wood, the azure sky, The song bird's liquid trill, The singing brook and grassy bower, The distant wooded hill, The humming bee, the blooming flower— All symbolizing Thee, Not in mere cloud, or leaf, or song, But in pure harmony.
"Having received the blessing of being a guest at the Christian Science sanatorium, I could not leave Boston without desiring to express my gratitude.
The explicit instructions which Christ Jesus gave to the seventy disciples, about to depart upon their mission of proclaiming and proving the healing power of the Christ, furnished the details of their conduct.
One of the most arresting incidents recorded in the New Testament is that of the instantaneous healing of a woman of a hemorrhage by Jesus.
The subject of Christian warfare since the beginning of time has been much on the tongues and pens of men.
Notes from the Publishing House
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, at least four weeks before the date of the lecture; in Great Britain and Ireland, at least five weeks before; in other European countries, at least six weeks before.
Christian Science is a great joy to me, because through its teachings I have been able to overcome many obstacles and to solve many problems; and in the degree that I have put into practice the truths contained in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I have been able to "prove all things" and "hold fast that which is good.
I was healed in Christian Science of an illness which had held me in bondage for nine years, an illness which the doctors named Graves' disease, and one for which they had found no remedy.
I, too, am sincerely grateful to Christian Science, for it has brought me many blessings.
For seventeen years Christian Science has been my help and comfort at all times and in all ways.
For fourteen years I suffered very severely, and often would not close my eyes for as many as three consecutive nights and days.
When Christian Science was first mentioned to me, I was in sore need of something to lift me out of despondency and depression.
Christian Science was presented to me by a friend.
About ten years ago I became interested in Christian Science.
I have many reasons for being grateful that Christian Science came into my experience when I was but a child.
Words cannot express my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me.
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 an editorial in the Universalist Leader, Boston, Massachusetts]