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As it has been translated for me, the article on Christian Science in your issue of October 9 included more errors than actual information.
My attention has been called to a recent published report of a lecture on "Mental Science," which appeared in your columns.
Your recent issue contains an article, designated as a paid advertisement, which attacks and misrepresents the practice of Christian Science.
The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is not a Bible, but, as the title indicates, a "key" to the understanding of the Bible.
At the Spen Valley Congregational Council, reported in your recent issue, taking as his subject, "Christianity and some of its modern rivals," the special speaker, referring to "the powers which oppose Christianity," said, "The number of anti-Christs were many.
All day the wintry sky was overcast;Thick piles of purple-slaty clouds lay massedAgainst the darkened western ridge of hill,So somber hued, monotonous, and still.
Certainty that Isaiah, the ancient seer, son of Amoz, was imbued with an extraordinary sense of God's presence, and of His guidance and support of all willing to be divinely led, breathes through the pages of the marvelous chapters of the Bible bearing his name.
"To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which the patient needs to be awakened.
Obedience has usually been thought of as relating solely to one's actions, and not primarily to one's innermost thinking as required by Christian Science.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
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.
Because I have received so much benefit from reading the testimonies in the Journal and the Sentinel I offer my testimony in the hope that others may be helped by it.
It is with a great sense of gratitude that I tell of a healing that was brought about in the winter of 1921.
As I have tried to summarize my debt to divine Love, the thought has kept coming to me, with an insistence that will not allow me to delay another day, that one tithe which I have not yet brought into the storehouse is a written testimony; and while the blessings that have come to me through Christian Science have accumulated until they could not be told in one testimony, I desire at least to make a beginning.
It is with gratitude I wish to let others know of the proof I have had of God's healing power.
I consider it a duty to express my gratitude openly in the hope of helping others as I myself have been helped.
It is with a grateful heart I express my thanks for many blessings and healings that have come to me through Christian Science.
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Over thirty years ago my mother had a felon which developed into blood poisoning, her arm being swollen to her shoulder, discolored, and intensely painful.
A period of nearly nine years having elapsed since Christian Science found me, I feel that I should like to express my gratitude for what this wonderful truth has done for me.
With sincere gratitude I wish to testify to the numerous blessings which have come to me in Christian Science.
I sought the truth, and, seeking,Found more humble tasks were laid on me.
[Editorial in the New Outlook, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
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