Christian Science bridges the centuries. The practitioner of this Science, healing ills by spiritually mental means, is treading in the footsteps of the Old Testament prophets—Moses, Elijah, Elisha—who healed by the same power, the power of God. Indeed, he is emulating in a degree the mighty works of Christ Jesus, carrying out the Master's command "to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick."Luke 9:2;
However lacking in the letter of Truth these Old Testament prophets were, they certainly had its healing spirit. In this age—when we have the inestimable advantage of the letter set down for us by Mrs. Eddy—our prayer must be for more of the spirit. The world is in dire need of Christian Science. Its healing signs irrefutably prove its divine origin and confound skepticism and disbelief.
This Science reveals the power of right thinking and acting, which has little to do with numbers. The Old Testament contains a poignant account of a conversation between Abraham and God, in which Abraham urges God to spare the evil city of Sodom. He begins by asking God whether He would spare the city if there were only fifty righteous men in it. God answers in the affirmative. Abraham then gradually reduces the number—first to forty-five, then to forty, thirty, twenty, and finally to ten—and elicits from God the response that the righteousness of only ten would suffice to save the city.See Gen. 18:17-32;