A letter which appeared in a recent issue expresses the...

Chatham News

A letter which appeared in a recent issue expresses the correspondent's opinion of the relation of women to the Christian church, and quotes St. Paul as his authority. St. Paul conformed to the customs of the age in which he lived. The church of his time adopted a procedure suitable to its people, but it was not procedure or organization to which I referred when associating Christian Science with primitive Christianity.

In primitive Christianity it was the spirit and not merely the letter which gave it life. This is true also of Christian Science. The primitive Christians healed the sick through prayer. This is being done today in Christian Science. Christian Scientists gratefully acknowledge Mrs. Eddy as the Discoverer of the Science of Christianity, and she had the courage to make her discovery known through the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the study of which, in conjunction with the Bible, is accompanied by "signs following."

The Master's words, "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," have echoed almost unheeded down the centuries, but this command is heard again and obeyed in the practice of Christian Science.

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He Went Up into a Mountain
March 25, 1939

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