We would like to ask our critic if he considers the Mind...

Newark (N. J.) Star

We would like to ask our critic if he considers the Mind which was in Christ to be too extreme when this Mind healed all manner of sickness, raised the dead, and cast out all the errors of the human mind with the word of Truth. It seems to us that it is our privilege in this age to know that the Mind which was in Christ Jesus is equal to any and every emergency. There seems to be danger, in this material age, of limiting the power of infinite Mind, "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases." The tendency of some movements is thus directed toward the human mind or animal will as a curative agent. Now we all know that human will-power is hedged about with limitations. These limitations of the human will preclude any possibility of permanent or successful healing by means of will-power.

Our critic says "it does not logically follow, because the mind can cure one disease, that it can cure all." We answer that if it be the Mind which is God, the Mind which was in Christ Jesus, which causes the sick to be healed and the sinner to reform,—that this infinite Mind is absolutely unlimited. All things are possible with God; hence it follows that so-called functional and organic diseases are healed by one and the same Christlike method.

Christian Science healing admits of no limitations, as it is based upon the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of God. Our conclusion, therefore, must be that any system which admits its limitations in the healing of sin or disease cannot be depending upon the divine Mind for its healing power. Such systems must therefore be without a real curative Principle, and dependent either upon blind belief or upon faith in the power of the human will, which St. Paul describes as the carnal mind, and which he declares is "enmity against God."

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