When Jesus was questioned as to his Messiahship, "Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?" he answered, "Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them." He did not depend upon mere words for the verification of his doctrine. He knew that the only proof of the legitimacy of his claim to be the Messiah was in these works, and it rests with us as Christian Scientists to prove our right to be called his followers by showing forth the same works which he enumerated. It is the duty of Christian Scientists to heal the sick and reform the sinful, and to the extent that they are doing these works are they following in the pathway hallowed by the footsteps of their Master, who said, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
These healing works are now being done through the teachings of our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and this is amply proved by the testimony of those who have been healed, testimony such as the following, which we quote from the Christian Science Sentinel of July 28.
Miss Bertha Smith, Wilmington, N. C, writes: —