"Tell us plainly"

We read that as Jesus walked in the temple of Solomon's porch many pressed round him with the question, "If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly." Today this demand for information still rings out its challenge to all who profess the Christian religion. Finding that words could not convince those whose spiritual sense was yet unawakened, the Master said, "The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me." Healing works were the plain proof of Christianity in his day, and Christian Science is presenting this proof today, on the basis of Spirit, as Christ Jesus presented it.

The heart-stirring cry, "Tell us plainly," is responded to with the utmost plainness in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." There Mrs. Eddy unflinchingly presents the scientific facts of spiritual being revealed to her, their inevitable exposure of material theories, and the healing power of Christ, Truth. "The author," she says (Pref., p. x), "has not compromised conscience to suit the general drift of thought, but has bluntly and honestly given the text of Truth." There is a modern tendency to thrust aside the Scriptures as either invalid or impractical. Christian Science is proving the inspired Scriptures, the Word of God, to be both valid and practical. In proof of this, many even erstwhile scoffers and skeptics, having apparently become irreclaimable sufferers, have found in Christian Science the illumination, comfort, and healing of which they stood in such deep need.

Acceptance of and agreement with the evidence of the physical senses and the codes of materialism have led humanity into a maze of sad experiences from which it finds no escape through human devices. It has been prone to look to matter as both its foe and its friend. Men are therefore still looking for the certain and permanent way out of sickness into health, out of sin into integrity, out of their troubles into merited peace.

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Item of Interest
Item of Interest
August 12, 1933

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