One of the first things for which we learn to be grateful when we come into Christian Science is the fact that it is a wholly practical religion, with fixed Principle and definite rules for its demonstration.
Out of the fullness of my heart,Out of the joys Soul doth impart,I give Thee thanks!My only need to love Thee more,To share with all mankind my store.
As reported in your recent issue, a clergyman, conducting a revival service in First Christian Church, made an adverse allusion to Christian Science.
There are a great many hostile writings in circulation about the religious teaching of Christian Science which, unfortunately, are often considered to be true.
No objection is hereby made to the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grantwood, who, in his address, published in your recent issue, calls his satanic majesty names, because the talking, lying serpent spoken of in Genesis is a nonentity! Such a thing as a talking, lying serpent is unknown to Truth.
This letter is written to correct any misapprehension in the minds of your readers concerning the teachings of Christian Science on the subject of prohibition, which might have arisen from the perusal of an article appearing as a news item in your columns recently.
The shepherd sleeps!The sheep all grazeIn pastures green, on sunny hill,Near running brook—Their needs supplied.
Mortals generally believe that the so-called physical senses furnish the avenues through which knowledge of the material world is gained; and this seeming world of matter is called the sensuous world, because its only claim to reality is presented through the senses.
In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount we find the following very positive statement: "Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Men often believe strongly—often very strongly—in the power of evil, and only the spiritually enlightened among them are capable of thwarting evil's claim to power through the understanding and practice of good.
Announcement is made that the Concordances to Mrs.
Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
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, 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.
In 1908 Christian Science found me a very much discouraged and hopeless invalid, as I had suffered for almost ten years from stubborn abdominal disorders, accompanied with extreme nervousness.
Some years ago, while on a street car, I commenced telling a friend, whom I had known but a short time, about a so-called incurable disease which had attacked a very dear relative of mine.
For twelve years I suffered from asthma, a chronic cough, and catarrh.
In 1912 my sister came from Germany to visit me, and told me that she could stay with me only six weeks; that she wanted to go to Chicago to study the English language, and from there to Boston to go through a class in Christian Science.
Eight years ago last Christmas I turned to Christian Science for healing, and since that time every day has been a Christmas to me.
Being too far from a Christian Science organization to attend a Wednesday evening testimony meeting, I wish to express through the Sentinel my gratitude for some recent proofs of God's ever-presence and omnipotence.
I send this testimony in gratitude for the saving power of Christian Science.
I am taking this way to express my thanks for Christian Science and for what it has done for me and mine.
With tender care He leads meOut of my starless night.
[From the Burlington Hawkeye, Burlington, Iowa]