Christian Healing is for us To-day

WITH the Christians who believe in the Bible and take the Scriptures for their guide, but who do not believe that the power of Christian healing is for us to-day but that it belonged to the immediate disciples of Jesus only, we cannot but "agree to disagree," when such verses of the Bible as are found in sixteenth chapter of Mark, from the fifteenth verse to the end, are closely studied.

We find here the command of Jesus to his disciples to go into "all the world" and preach the gospel to every creature, and we also find here what shall be the signs following, not to the disciples alone but to "them that believe." Note verses 17 and 18: "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."

When one gets even a limited understanding of what Christian Science is, it seems strange that in the face of such very plain instruction from Jesus himself, Christian healing should have been so lost, and for so many centuries after Jesus' advent in the flesh, for the last verse of this chapter states that "they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following."

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Doing Little Things Well
November 14, 1901

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