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From the November 1899 issue of The Christian Science Journal

1. What is Christian Science?

At this hour when so many bitter and malicious epithets are being hurled at Christian Science, and when information and facts are earnestly requested, a word or two in explanation of this "amazing concoction" will not prove amiss. In this brief space it is more impossible to define this subject, which deals with infinity and discloses the rules and laws of the divine Mind, and so make it understood and capable of demonstration by the uninformed, than it would be to define the principle of the science of music or mathematics.

By the myriads of sick who are being healed, by the sinful who are reformed, the sorrowing who are comforted, and especially by the unselfish, loving, and humble lives brought out by its disciples (the 'signs following" primitive Christianity), it is proven with scientific certainty that Christian Science must be the Comforter, "the Spirit of truth leading into all truth," which was promised by our Master when he said, as in John, 14, he would pray to the Father who would send the Comforter in his name and "he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. ... Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him."

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