Items of Interest

Of late varying accounts of a somewhat spectacular nature, setting forth a healing effected through Christian Science, have been given as testimonies at Wednesday evening meetings in The Mother Church and in branch churches in this country and abroad. It is obvious that some of those who have related this case have not been possessed of direct testimony regarding it, but are reporting what they have heard from others, for their narrations have varied in important respects; all of which points to the advisability of one's knowing that what one states at the Wednesday evening meetings, or elsewhere, is accurate. Not all testimonies need be given by eyewitnesses, for accuracy can be established to a speaker's satisfaction through the word of trusted individuals who have known the facts beyond question. But if a testimony given by a stranger in a Christian Science church is repeated in another church, it has been found advisable to preface one's remarks by the explanation that the testimony was heard in a Wednesday evening meeting elsewhere. In the Church Manual (Art. VIII, Sect. 24) Mrs. Eddy has written: "Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick is highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ, 'who healeth all thy diseases' (Psalm 103:3)."

September 3, 1932

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