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rabbinical lore. To-day the cry of bygone ages is repeated,
"Crucify him!" At every advancing step, truth
is still opposed with sword and spear.
(Testimony of martyrs)
The word martyr, from the Greek, means witness; but
those who testified for Truth were so often persecuted
unto death, that at length the word martyr
was narrowed in its significance and so has
come always to mean one who suffers for his convictions.
The new faith in the Christ, Truth, so roused the hatred
of the opponents of Christianity, that the followers of
Christ were burned, crucified, and otherwise persecuted;
and so it came about that human rights were hallowed
by the gallows and the cross.
(Absence of Christ-power)
Man-made doctrines are waning. They have not waxed
strong in times of trouble. Devoid of the Christ-power,
how can they illustrate the doctrines of Christ
or the miracles of grace? Denial of the possibility
of Christian healing robs Christianity of the very
element, which gave it divine force and its astonishing and
unequalled success in the first century.
(Basis of miracles)
The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the
natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, - not
because this Science is supernatural or preternatural,
nor because it is an infraction of
divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God,
good. Jesus said: "I knew that Thou hearest me always;"
and he raised Lazarus from the dead, stilled the
tempest, healed the sick, walked on the water. There
is divine authority for believing in the superiority of
spiritual power over material resistance.
A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that
law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than