The reputation of a well-known...

John M. Dean, Committee on Publication for Tennessee
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The reputation of a well-known clergyman as an erudite thinker, as well as many observations in his earlier articles of the series which ran in your paper, had inspired the hope, if not the expectation, that he, as a minister of the gospel, would refrain from casting aspersions on purely gospel methods of healing. However, his recent article calls for a reply.

1. Many of the learned doctor's observations would appear to put him in large degree on the Christian Science platform. He not only admits, but asserts, that a very large percentage of human ills is attributable to wrong thinking, and that in Bible times healing through purely spiritual means was accomplished both "in the New Testament [and] out of it." If this statement is true—and it is —on what ground does any Christian dare to question the possibility of such works today? Surely God has not changed.

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