From Letters, Substantially As Published

We can quite agree with a certain clergyman in his editorial...


We can quite agree with a certain clergyman in his editorial entitled "Overselling Religion," reprinted in the Traverse City Record-Eagle of February 14, when he states that "conversion belongs to every sphere of life—to art, education, to business, to romance, and not to religion alone." However, when he says that "obviously the Christian Scientist weakens religion by promising too much," it needs to be pointed out that Christian Science as a religion promises to the enlightened student exactly what Christ Jesus promised, as is recorded by John: "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." This "truth" to which Jesus referred is the truth about God and man's relation to Him. When about to leave his disciples he gave to them, and to all mankind, the further promise as recorded in Mark's Gospel: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ... And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

That Christian Scientists are meeting with pronounced success in following this command of the Master is abundantly proved by the thousands of well-authenticated cases of physical healing and moral regeneration which are recorded in the Christian Science Sentinel each week and in The Christian Science Journal each month, and also by the many verbal testimonies given in the Wednesday meetings held in every Christian Science church.

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