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cannot overthrow it. Paul alludes to "doubtful disputations."
" The hour has struck when proof and demonstration,
instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to
the support of Christianity, "making wise the simple."
(Commands of Jesus)
In the result of some unqualified condemnations of
scientific Mind-healing, one may see with sorrow the sad
effects on the sick of denying Truth. He that
decries this Science does it presumptuously,
in the face of Bible history and in defiance of the direct
command of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel," to which command was added the promise
that his students should cast out evils and heal the sick.
He bade the seventy disciples, as well as the twelve,
heal the sick in any town where they should be hospitably
If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of
God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes
an accident. Shall it be denied that a system
which works according to the Scriptures has
(Argument of good works)
Christian Science awakens the sinner, reclaims the
infidel, and raises from the couch of pain the helpless
invalid. It speaks to the dumb the words of
Truth, and they answer with rejoicing. It
causes the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the blind
to see. Who would be the first to disown the Christliness
of good works, when our Master says, "By their
fruits ye shall know them"?
If Christian Scientists were teaching or practising
pharmacy or obstetrics according to the common theories,
no denunciations would follow them, even if their
treatment resulted in the death of a patient. The people