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The thunderings of the pulpit against Christian Science...

From the May 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The thunderings of the pulpit against Christian Science and other "unorthodox" methods of healing the sick have, perhaps, been louder and longer during the past year than at any other similar period of time. We have read many discourses of this nature, and as a rule pass them by unnoticed as being, not attacks upon Christian Science or divine healing, but vaporings of the erroneous conceptions thereof entertained by the assailants.

Our attention has been called, however, to a sermon recently delivered in a Unitarian pulpit of Concord, N. H., which is so strikingly unique in some of its phases, that we feel a passing notice of it will not be out of place, it is now out in pamphlet form. It is entitled, "Jesus the Healer and Modern Messiahs," while the text selected is the one so familiar to Christian Scientists found in Matt. 10: 7, 8: "And as ye go preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils," etc.

The prologue of this address is admirable. A Christian Scientist could scarcely wish a better. The epilogue is almost equal to the prologue, but in some particulars descends from the high position assumed in the latter. It is matter of regret that the body of the discourse does not sustain the beginning and conclusion; and this largely constitutes its uniqueness.

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