While our critic in her book sets herself the task of discriminating...

The Scottish Review

While our critic in her book sets herself the task of discriminating between the truth and error of Christian Science, she admits that she does not understand what Mrs. Eddy teaches on the subject of mortal mind, though she declares that the whole position as to the theory of Christian Science healing depends upon "this theory of mortal mind." "We have tried to understand it," she declares, "but have failed." "We arrive at no intelligible conception of mortal mind." "In the end we are driven to the conclusion that the psychology of Christian Science in regard to mortal mind is unintelligible nonsense." Such an admission surely permits us reasonably to ask, May she not be in this matter a blind leader of the blind? No one at this date pretends to deny that Christian Science effects some cures, but the critics of this science, including this author and her reviewer, are not willing to admit that the healing is accomplished by the divine Mind, preferring to attribute it to the power of suggestion, a form of treatment which is being practised to-day by many.

The reviewer under discussion gives his testimony to the evil effects of suggestion on the human character and body. The remedy for this evil must surely be found in something which shall make men more and more independent of suggestions of every kind. Where, then, shall we find this strong antidote? No one has ever walked this earth so little affected by suggestion as our great Master. "Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come." "Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?" No one ever walked the earth who did such mighty works as he did. What was the secret of his power? The Gospels give again and again the answer to this momentous query. "The meek shall inherit the earth." "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do." Our Lord said of himself, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." That which he taught in its fulness had been dimly perceived all through the history of the Hebrew race. It was not only prophet and priest who turned to God for guidance and for healing, but the soldier, the statesman,—people in all walks of life had found it possible to inquire of the Lord and to receive definite guidance. God was known to Israel as the healer of disease as well as the healer of sin.

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