"Churchgoer," in a recent issue, describes his impression...

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"Churchgoer," in a recent issue, describes his impression of a Christian Science service at Spencer Hall, Eastbourne. He quotes from memory about twelve sentences which he heard read from the desk at this service, only one of which, however, he has succeeded in quoting accurately. Incorrect and torn from the context, it is surely hardly fair to present as coming from the pen of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, that which utterly fails to give the correct meaning. For instance, the words: "The author has restored health in cases of chronic disease, but some students imbibe truth more readily than others," is a misstatement. The passages he refers to are to be found on pages 162 and 462 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where Mrs. Eddy says: "Working out the rules of Science in practice, the author has restored health in cases of both acute and chronic disease in their severest forms;" and, "Some individuals assimilate truth more readily than others, but any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science and imbibes the spirit of Christ, can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success." Many of those who attend Christian Science services are earnest, consecrated men and women, who have found in Christian Science that which they had failed to find elsewhere, and have proved through the healing of some disease or sin that the truth contained in the Scriptures is as available and as demonstrable now as it was nineteen centuries ago. Christian Science has recovered for the world the Saviour's healing ministry, without which the mission of Christianity is incomplete.

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