A Plea for Fair Judgment

Whoever has been privileged to heal the sick by Christian Science methods, or is familiar with the blessed peace and influence of such methods, must be amazed at their comparison to the practices of negro savages in equatorial Africa. For a proper counterpart one must turn to the pages of the Old and New Testament, and to the writings of the Christian Fathers.

The principal difficulty experienced by those who are not students of Christian Science in understanding its modus operandi proceeds from a misunderstanding of the word "mind," as used in Christian Science. When Christian Scientists speak of disease as a "claim" or "error" of mind, the general human consciousness is meant by that term. Disease does, indeed, seem real to general human consciousness, which Mrs. Eddy has denominated as mortal mind, but disease is not an entity, enjoying power and permanence in the divine Mind, or as the Scriptures define it, in that mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." We have a record of St. Paul's experience, who said that "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

Beginners in Christian Science
November 20, 1902

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