He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. —
12JOHN xiv. 12.
Such are the words of him who spake divinely, well knowing the omnipotence of Truth. The Hebrew bard
15saith, "His name shall endure forever: His name shall be continued as long as the sun." Luminous with the light of divine Science, his words reveal the great Principle
18of a full salvation. Neither can we question the practi- cability of the divine Word, who have learned its adapta- bility to human needs, and man's ability to prove the
21truth of prophecy.
The fulfilment of the grand verities of Christian healing belongs to every period; as the above Scripture plainly
24declares, and as primitive Christianity confirms. Also, the last chapter of Mark is emphatic on this subject; making healing a condition of salvation, that extends to
27all ages and throughout all Christendom. Nothing can be more conclusive than this: "And these signs shall follow them that believe; . . . they shall lay hands on
30the sick, and they shall recover." This declaration of our Master settles the question; else we are entertaining
1the startling inquiries, Are the Scriptures inspired? Are they true? Did Jesus mean what he said?
3If this be the cavil, we reply in the affirmative that the Scripture is true; that Jesus did mean all, and even more than he said or deemed it safe to say at that time. His
6words are unmistakable, for they form propositions of self-evident demonstrable truth. Doctrines that deny the substance and practicality of all Christ's teachings
9cannot be evangelical; and evangelical religion can be established on no other claim than the authenticity of the Gospels, which support unequivocally the proof that
12Christian Science, as defined and practised by Jesus, heals the sick, casts out error, and will destroy death.
Referring to The Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston,
15of which I am pastor, a certain clergyman charitably expressed it, "the so-called Christian Scientists."