The individual who turns to Christian Science for healing does not at once perceive the magnitude this new-old religion will assume in his daily life.
On a Sunday when the subject of the week's Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly was "Everlasting Punishment," a teacher in a Christian Science Sunday School asked her class, "What is punishment?
We may not always know how life shall beMade best for us, but He unfailinglyWill meet our need.
It is regrettable that your last issue should contain a letter, under the caption "Christian Science," which one who respected another's right to worship God according to his highest understanding would never have penned, and which shows that the writer has practically no knowledge of the teachings of Christian Science.
The editor of your "Looks at Books" section spoke correctly in the Graphic of September 15 when he indicated that Christian Science is "reviving what is known as primitive Christianity.
In your issue of Friday, August 14, there appeared a review of a book.
A reference to Christian Science was made in a letter to the Journal-Gazette, August 24, 1931, which leads me to ask space for a brief explanation.
[Extract from the Annual Report of Joint Harbor Literature Distribution Committee of Los Angeles, at San Pedro, California]
Christian Science is vital Christianity, and is the Science thereof.
The Apostle James pointed out that mere words of charity expressed to one who is "naked, and destitute of daily food," profit nothing, and that practical charity calls for giving "those things which are needful to the body.
The Treasurer continues to receive interesting letters from contributors to the Publishing House Building Fund.
Word comes to us from cities in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York that, upon the strength of plausible stories, a woman claming to be a student of Christian Science is finding lodging in the homes of Christian Scientists, obtaining the services of practitioners and nurses, and after a week or two disappearing without compensating those concerned for their services, but using their names as references in other cities and sometimes inducing people to cash checks.
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When I commenced the study of Christian Science, it was without a thought of gaining anything, without realizing that the study of Christian Science would bring good to me personally, but solely with the thought of helping my mother, who was in great need of healing, not only of physical ills, but also of a deep sense of grief, caused by the passing on of my father.
It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I wish to bear testimony to the healing effects of Christian Science.
I am very grateful for Christian Science and for all the blessings it has brought into my family.
What gratitude comes to one, when contemplating a spiritual healing, through realization of the joyful fact that God is the Physician, and that sin, sickness, and death quail before Truth, and utterly fade away as the revelations of Christian Science are accepted, understood, and demonstrated! It is therefore a happy privilege to testify to the direct healing power of Spirit.
I have been helped so many times by reading the testimonies of healing that I hope others may be encouraged in the same way by my telling of a few of the blessings which Christian Science has brought to us in the rearing of our children.
Through the kind thought of a neighbor during a period of illness and discord in my home in my high school days, I began to read the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and other authorized Christian Science literature.
It would be impossible for me to express in words the deep gratitude I feel for what Christian Science has done for me and mine and is doing for the whole world.
I did not accept Christian Science immediately when it was presented to me by some friends, for there was great opposition to it in our home.
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science and the healing power of its truth as experienced in the complete recovery from goiter, with attendant abnormal heart action.
[Editorial in the Ellenville Journal, New York]
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