Centuries ago the great Teacher, Christ Jesus, said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
In your issue of October 25 there appeared an article entitled "The Influenza," containing a statement about Christian Science which I would appreciate the privilege of space to correct.
It is to be regretted that your correspondent does not always go to the literature of a movement itself rather than to that of its critics for correct information.
In a sermon that appeared in your paper of the 15th inst.
The reverend gentleman who has written about Christian Science in your columns has made a number of incorrect and misleading statements, a few of which I desire to correct.
One of your writers has recently referred to Christian Science as a "brand of reasoning," whereby "all one has to do is believe firmly in a thing and it is so.
A writer in your issue of February 15 expresses the view that when a Jew embraces Christian Science and accepts its teachings with respect to Jesus, he ceases to be a Jew.
To learn the truth concerning God and man,And with this truth in mind, if need be, standUnwavering, with pure triumphant faith,Through days or even months of strife, or faceWith undisturbed serenity and calmApparent victory of sin or wrong,And with assurance say, Thy will be done,Because you know His perfect law of loveCannot be mocked—to silence self and fear,And wait in peace His way and hour—is prayer.
Until after Paul became a Christian, Peter was the foremost follower of Jesus.
Some may have thought of holiness as involving human solitude, even monasticism.
How often in our human experiences we are called upon to make decisions! In some occupations, indeed, this is constantly having to be done.
The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, with the approval of The Christian Science Board of Directors, in order to improve their service both to the Christian Science churches and the public, while at the same time modifying somewhat the inconveniences to themselves incident to extensive travel, have adopted the following plan for the lecture work during the coming lecture year.
In view of the fact that a new method of arranging lectures has been adopted by The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, with approval of the Board of Directors of The Mother Church, Christian Science churches, societies, and organizations are requested to withhold all invitations for lectures until the receipt of the new circular containing lecture recommendations.
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 did not take up the study of Christian Science for physical healing, but during the past eleven years have experienced many proofs of God's power to heal and save.
It is with a heart full of love and gratitude that I tell of my experience since taking up the beautiful religion of Christian Science.
In gratitude for the many blessings which have come to me through the understanding of Christian Science, I give this testimony.
At the time I heard of Christian Science I was mentally and physically at the end of my strength.
Regeneration, rebirth, a desire to search the Scriptures, and many physical healings are the results of my study of Christian Science.
I feel that I have withheld my testimony to the healing and regenerating power of Truth long enough, and it is with an earnest and keen desire to help my brother wayfarer in the journey from sense to Soul, as I have been helped and sustained by reading the testimonies in our Christian Science literature, that I give mine.
With the hope that someone may be benefited by reading of my healing, as I have been helped and encouraged along the road from sickness to health by reading the testimonies published in the Christian Science Sentinel during the past six and a half years, I lovingly send this acknowledgment of the healing power of Truth.
For many years I have been a student of Christian Science, and during these years have had many proofs of the healing power of Truth when properly applied.
About ten years after I severed my connection with the church to which I belonged as a boy, I met a Christian Scientist who lovingly and clearly presented to me a few of the fundamental teachings of Christian Science.
Up to eight years ago I was continually seeking relief from stomach trouble.
I wish to testify to innumerable blessings which have been mine during the past sixteen years through the study and application of Christian Science.
A quiet resting place, a haven sure,Where wanderers may come and rest secureBeneath the shadow of His mighty wing,*And listen for the song the angels sing.