Your issue of July 23 contains an article in the News...

Essex Chronicle

Your issue of July 23 contains an article in the News Miscellany column entitled "Christian Scientists," in which a recent inquest was referred to.

Has it never been known that a man has died after consulting many doctors? In the Bible we are told that a certain woman who had spent all her living in consulting doctors, "but was nothing bettered," came to Christ Jesus for healing, and received it. The question arises: What was the method of Christ Jesus? It was the prayer of spiritual understanding which healed the sick, reformed the sinner, and raised the dead. Until the advent of Christian Science, this method of healing had never really been practiced by humanity since the third century. Mary Baker Eddy discovered in the Bible the divine method and rules by which the prophets, Christ Jesus, his disciples, and the early Christians healed the sick and sinning. She gave her discovery to the World in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the civilized world are utilizing the truth as revealed by her in healing sickness and sin in proportion to their spiritual understanding. A failure in the application of Christian Science seems to arouse abnormal opposition; but what of the failures of other methods? One has only to read the obituary notices in the daily press to see the numbers who die under medical treatment without public comment.

Either Christianity is true and practical, or it is not. Christ Jesus demonstrated the truth of his teachings, and demanded of all his followers the same proofs which he gave. Why, then, should those who today are humbly striving to follow the Master's example be held up to obloquy when their spiritual understanding has been insufficient in a particular case?

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