The following portrays the author's vivid recollection of a lesson learned in early years.
In an address by a well-known physician, as reported in your paper of September 11, the speaker said, "No physician,.
That your editorial of a few days since may not give your readers a wrong impression of the attitude of Christian Science with regard to vaccination and inoculation, and to its teaching in reference to obedience to all laws in this connection, I ask the privilege of your columns to say that your closing remark, "The law on such matters is clear," recalls to me the words of Mrs.
I shall be glad if you will kindly allow me to reply to a letter on the subject of Christian Science in your last issue.
Your contributor of recent date, under the caption "The Soul Hereafter and the Body To-day," associates the name of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," with the "Mormons, spiritualists, and the quicksands of supernaturalism," which is not only misleading but incorrect.
Christian Science teaches that God, divine Principle, is the only Mind, the only cause or source of genuine consciousness or true thought; also, that the infinite action of infinite Mind constantly gives to man that consciousness which is complete and perfect.
The average mortal may regard himself as a human automaton, mentally and physically self-moved and self-governed—often a slave to wrong impulses.
The responses to the letter sent by The Christian Science Board of Directors to all branch churches and societies and to college or university organizations on October 14, 1931, in behalf of the new Publishing House Building Fund, have been liberal, though not entirely sufficient.
Due to natural and unavoidable delays in arranging final details, including copyrights, the revised Christian Science Hymnal will not be ready for circulation on February 1, 1932, as was stated in a previous announcement.
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.
It is with a heart filled with gratitude for the understanding of God gained in Christian Science that I write this testimony.
About seventeen years ago I called on a Christian Science practitioner for the first time.
The experience of many years in Christian Science has brought me many blessings, and my gratitude grows more profound each day for the good that has unfolded during this period in the relief from ills of the flesh and from anxiety over social, business, and financial problems.
Christian Science was presented to me a number of years ago, when one very dear to me began the study thereof; and I was told that if I would read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I would aid in the healing of this loved one.
With overflowing joy and deep gratitude I take the opportunity to give public testimony to the great blessings which have come to me through Christian Science.
It is with a grateful heart that I give this testimony.
Since I came into Christian Science, about seven years ago, the "newness of life" promised in the Scriptures has become increasingly manifest.
For some years before learning of Christian Science I was suffering from what the doctors termed a torn ligament in one of my shoulders, which caused me great inconvenience in using the arm.
In 1910 the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was placed in my home, a present to my mother.
Years of happiness and immeasurable help received through Christian Science fill me with deep gratitude and the desire to send an account of my experiences abroad where it may be of service.
Oh, may no heart be turned from TheeBy any deed of mine;And may I ever steadfast beTo point Thy love divine.
[Basil Mathews, in the Christian Advocate, New York, New York]
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