In the Gleaner of August 8 several statements adverse...


In the Gleaner of August 8 several statements adverse to Christian Science were quoted. Inasmuch as these statements might be misleading to some of your readers, I ask space for a reply.

Had those who spoke so disparagingly of Christian Scientists and Christian Science treatment made an investigation, they would have discovered that the Christian Science movement owes its growth (unparalleled in the religious history of the world) largely to the fact that thousands have been healed through its ministrations after other methods of treatment have failed.

At least once in the experience of every human being, he arrives at the point where he realizes that material applications and remedies, as well as human opinions and theories, are futile. In that extremity he knows that his case is hopeless, unless a power higher than human comes to his aid. Are Christian Scientists to be condemned for turning to this power—God—before they reach that extremity?

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