The True Basis of Health

In the references of Christ Jesus to himself the deeply interesting fact is disclosed that the uniqueness of his nature inhered not in the absence of a human sense but in the continuous supremacy of the divine. In one instance he not only specifically recognized the limitations of his human sense but he as specifically declared its unreliability and added that this understanding had immediately to do with salvation.

To the caviling Judaeans who, as John states, were seeking his death, he said, "From myself I can do nothing. If I should testify about myself, my evidence would not be reliable. There is another witness for me; and I know that the evidence which he gave about me is reliable. You have yourself sent to John, and he has given evidence to the truth. I do not, however, accept the evidence of man; but I mention this in order that even you may be saved" (John, v., Ferrar Fenton translation).

The importance of the discrimination thus made by the Master, and the need that we also have it in mind when answering the yet caviling world, is revealed in a recent criticism of Christian Science at the hands of a Boston clergyman, who makes the point that Christian Scientists are grossly inconsistent in declaring that they have been personally healed, or that they know of others who have been healed through Christian Science treatment, since they offer as evidence the testimony of the physical senses, which testimony, as they insist, is altogether untrustworthy and deceptive.

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The Divine Fatherhood
August 25, 1906

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