In your issue of May 23, under the heading "English...

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In your issue of May 23, under the heading "English Bishop says Pacifism is Anti-Christian," the reverend gentleman is reported to have said that pacifism is "as blasphemous as is Christian Science, which prays for bodily health without having recourse to the means God has given us for the cure of the body." I would thank you for sufficient space to reply to this statement, which is misleading.

Christian Science is a religion based on the teachings and practice of Christ Jesus. He admonished his followers of all times and countries both to "preach the gospel" and to "heal the sick." Even a casual reading of the four Gospels reveals that the Master considered healing of paramount importance in his ministry. Christ Jesus did not use drugs, nor did he recommend them for the treatment of disease. The students of Christian Science trust absolutely in his promise, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Hundreds and thousands of people have been made healthier, happier, and holier through the teachings of Christian Science, and with the blessings that it has brought into their lives they know that they have "the means God has given us for the cure of the body." The growth of the Christian Science movement in Australia is now a recognized fact, and many outside the movement, clergymen included, have acknowledged its healing efficacy in regard to sickness and sin, thus proving that God's "hand" is no more "shortened" today, "that it cannot save," than it was in the first century of the Christian era.

The following remarks made by a Sydney clergyman and reported in the Sydney Sun are interesting: "There is in our midst a church known as Christian Science, which makes physical healing, through spiritual power, one of the main features of its work. It has been subjected to much criticism. But such criticism does not alter the fact that Christian Science is growing rapidly, or that many thousands of Christian Scientists have had remarkable experiences in the matter of healing. Perhaps even more significant is the fact that the homes and lives of Christian Scientists radiate power, health, and happiness, and visitors to such places are vividly conscious of this."

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