In his comments at the close of an article on health which...

Helensburgh and Gareloch Times

In his comments at the close of an article on health which appeared in a recent issue of your paper, the writer, a clergyman residing in a distant town, displays an apparent lack of understanding in his reference to Christian Science practitioners. He also mistakenly classifies Christian Science with faith-healing.

Christian Science practice is the exercise of spiritual understanding of the law of God. The Christian Scientist learns to trust all things to the wisdom of God, knowing that God has given man dominion over every phase of evil, whether it be in the form of sin, sickness, sorrow, lack—in short, everything unlike Himself. Christian Science teaches men how to lay hold on this dominion through a knowledge of the truth, and in the ratio of their spiritual understanding they are able to demonstrate the divine healing Principle of this Science for themselves and for others. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (Pref., p. x): "The divine Principle of healing is proved in the personal experience of any sincere seeker of Truth. Its purpose is good, and its practice is safer and more potent than that of any other sanitary method."

Christian Science practitioners are men and women who have consecrated themselves to the service of delivering those who seek their aid from afflictions of every kind, in the way of God's appointing. Thousands of one-time sufferers the world over testify at the weekly Christian Science Wednesday evening testimony meeting to having been healed of all manner of functional and organic diseases through the understanding that God is the only power. How encouraging and comforting is the thought in the following verses from the Bible: "If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom."

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January 6, 1940

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