The story of an attempt by a so-called Christian Scientist to cure tuberculosis by snake bite, as stated in Sunday's Times of Ceylon, is misleading, as the method said to have been employed is diametrically opposed to the teachings of Christian Science, and no real Christian Scientist would resort to such means to effect a cure.
In the column entitled "The Editor's Letter," sent to the Pekin Daily Times on June 21 and 22, there occur some references to Christian Science obviously written in a friendly spirit, and with a desire to present facts.
In Ecclesiastes the Preacher asserts that there is "a time" for birth and death, killing and healing, mourning and dancing, getting and losing, "a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Since I was healed of consumption of the lungs simply by reading the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, without ever seeing or speaking to a practitioner, it is my great hope that this testimony will encourage those who seem unable to get help from others to realize that through the study of the textbook alone they can gain their freedom from sickness and sin.
My testimony is sent in gratitude to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who through her consecrated thought revealed the spiritual meaning of the Bible and explained man's indissoluble relationship and unity with God; and in obedience to the statement in our Church Manual.
The Tenets of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, for the use of branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, are printed on sheets containing space for adding the application forms for membership in branch organizations, or extracts from their by-laws.
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