The steadfastness of purpose which the great Apostle to the Gentiles expressed when the Jews refused to listen to the Christly message of immediate and eternal salvation has encouraged and inspired many earnest followers of the Master from that remote day until our own time.
Today, perhaps more openly than ever, the young Christian Scientist is faced with the suggestion that evil is real, for it is rearing its head in many ugly manifestations which to human sense result in subjugation, death, deprivation, and loss of liberties.
In a recent article, your columnist writes inter alia: "I have also tried the Christian Science method and said to myself that toothache does not exist, that toothache is only imagination, but that did not help either.
In a recent issue you published a letter in which Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, are referred to in a somewhat objectionable manner, and I will deem it a favor if you will have the following corrective statements published in an early issue.
The student of the Manual who remembers that it is the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy is aided substantially in determining which of the By-Laws therein may be applicable in conducting the affairs of branch churches and societies.
In order to be better prepared to give spiritual help in the Army or Navy through Christian Science literature and in other ways, it is desired to secure the names and present complete mail addresses of all officers and enlisted men in the military, navel, or air service of the United States who are Christian Scientists, or who have shown an interest in Christian Science.
I should like to swell the chorus of praise to God, the Giver of all good, for through the demonstrations of Christ Jesus and the consecrated, fruitful work of Mary Baker Eddy we have been shown how to grow out of a mistaken sense of self into a newer and uplifted freedom of spiritual enlightenment, and to know man in his true nature and relationship to God.
The printed Tenets of The Mother Church are in general use by branch churches and societies, either as a basis for their application forms for admission to membership or for binding into their by-law booklets.
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