How frequently in our periodicals and Wednesday evening meetings, as well as in our conversations with others, we learn of many beautiful experiences of instantaneous healing through Christian Science! On the other hand, we may hear of an equally large number of instances where the healing has been slow, or seemingly withheld altogether, so that little or no progress has become apparent in the overcoming of sin or disease.
Abroad statement to the effect that we may know only good and believe only evil might provoke argument; but if it is said that we may know only what is true and believe only what is false, there would be no contradiction, as obviously we cannot know what is untrue.
There is something so inspiring in the familiar hymn, "Onward, Christian soldiers," that everyone who sings it feels the martial spirit of Love's bugle-call, and is invigorated and uplifted by its promise of victory.
Edgar G. Gyger, Committee on Publication for the State of New York,
I shall be grateful to have you convey through your columns to your reading audience that the "announcer at WHAP" is not a Christian Scientist and that he and those associated with him are not authorized by the Christian Science church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Edgar McLeod, Committee on Publication for Northern California,
A writer in your recent issue, with a strong medical bias, seems disturbed because a considerable number of persons in the United States, and particularly in California, dare and are permitted to exercise their moral and legal prerogative in choosing the form of treatment they have found to be the most efficacious in recovering and preserving health.
Kellogg Patton, Committee on Publication for the State of Wisconsin,
In an article in a recent issue of your paper, entitled "Hits and Misses," you refer to "Christian Science or Coueism" in a way that might lead your readers to think that these are identical or similar, whereas they are in fact opposites.
Since ever time began, the sons of JacobHad journeyed through the wastes of wrong desires,Had struggled with the mental beasts of Baal,Had languished through the poppied paths of pleasure,Had fainted in the marshes of misgivings,Their eyes so blinded by a veil of dream-mistThey could not see the star that moved above them,
Many of Jesus' precepts, even those which are most familiar, are often accepted as expressions of truth, rather than as ways of life which must be followed in order that progress may be made Spiritward and the salvation which he promised won.
There are perhaps few subjects of more importance to the salvation of mankind than equality; and a correct understanding of it is absolutely essential in order that men may win the blessings that accrue therefrom.
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 eight weeks before.
I have hesitated to give my testimony and to let my lips show forth my praise, until I knew a problem had been worked out; but now, the victory being won, I feel I must write of these joys of the Spirit.