A nation held in bondage yearned for rest.
May I have a brief space in your columns to clear up a wrong impression given in the column of "Church Notes" published in your recent issue.
Your recent issue contains a synopsis of a sermon preached by a minister on the subject of "Christianity and Christian Science.
Tracts and pamphlets that are occasionally circulated in your community by itinerants, attacking Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy, its Discoverer and Founder, and charging Christian Science with being contradictory and unscriptural, lead me to offer something on the subject for the information of your readers.
In a recent editorial you refer to certain politicians as "a sort of molly-coddle set," and say that "their theory is a sort of political Christian Science.
There is one common ground we may all meet on, and it is, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
O LOVELY ministers of Love,From the uncurling of your smallest leaf,The palest flush along your petal tips,To spreading triumph of the full-blown disc,And depth of radiance in a rose's heart,You symbol Love's own beauty, joy, and power;You serve Love's purpose, ever ministering,Out of your very presence shedding grace,That all may share, and sharing may be blest.
When Christ Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount admonished his hearers, "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him," he set before mankind a precept worthy of most thoughtful consideration.
Few people doubt that God, whom they acknowledge as infinite good, is bestowing all spiritual gifts continuously, impartially, and without measure upon all His creation.
Few statements are more significant than that of Paul to the Romans, "To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Announcement is made of a new Oxford Bible, No.
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Introductions to Lectures
Testimonies of healings brought about at authorized lectures on Christian Science will be published in The Christian Science Journal or the Christian Science Sentinel, when verified as are other testimonies appearing in the periodicals.
I wish to express my deep gratitude for my healing in 1901.
In October, 1908, I experienced my first healing in Christian Science, of catarrh of the stomach.
Eight years ago I thought I had sprained my wrist.
Christian Science came to me in an hour of great need.
I wish to express my gratitude for the many blessings Christian Science has brought me during the past twenty-five years.
Speaking of "simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert," our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures".
There are no words adequate to express what Christian Science means to me.
A few years ago I read a testimony in The Christian Science Journal which told of a woman who had been healed in Christian Science of a weak constitution which she had carried with her from childhood, of chronic stomach trouble, and of a morbid and depressed disposition.
When quite a child, although attending an orthodox Sunday school, I frequently found myself asking God to lead me into the true religion and to show me the true way of living.
Words seem inadequate to express my gratitude for what infinite Love has done for me, but I trust this testimony will help some searcher for the truth which makes free.
[Editorial in the Bronx Home News, New York, New York]