I shall be glad if you will allow me a little space to remark...

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I shall be glad if you will allow me a little space to remark on the article "Censure on Prayer Healers" which appeared in your issue of August 18. When an individual answers, "Don't talk nonsense!" to the statement that "God can do anything," he has alienated the sympathy of every honest Christian—of whatever denomination he may be.

When our Master sent his disciples to heal and to preach, he commanded them to take no purse and to eat such things as were given them, adding, "For the labourer is worthy of his hire." Would anyone question the right of clergymen to receive payment for the time they spend in attending to the spiritual needs of their congregations? Then why should not the Christian Scientist receive payment?

All men and women have the right to choose the religion which helps them most, and the form of treatment which they consider most efficacious. Where it is a case of treatment we should surely all be ready to leave our brother free to follow his own convictions without interference. Where the matter is one of religion we should all recognize that however we may differ in doctrine we are always united in our honesty of purpose. "Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?"

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Turn Thou to God
March 16, 1935

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