Christian Science is the religion of Jesus, and accomplishes....

San Diego (Cal.) Sun

Christian Science is the religion of Jesus, and accomplishes its healing and redemptive work in the same manner and by the same method employed by Jesus and his disciples. It has nothing in common with psychology, hypnotism, autosuggestion, mental science, or any other agency of the human or carnal mind. One clergyman critic thinks that cures "belong in the province of the physician rather than the minister." This is rather a startling declaration for a Christian minister, whose Master healed the sick and instructed his followers to do likewise. It will not do to say that these instructions were for the disciples only, for Jesus commanded them, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, ... teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."

While Christian Science teaches that all which is not of God is not real or permanent, it recognizes the fact that sin and disease are a part of this mortal experience and not to be ignored, but to be destroyed through an understanding of the allness of God. If sin and disease are real, then they must be of God, as He is the only creator; and if they are a part of His creation, then it would be futile to strive against them. Fortunately they are not of God, and are subject to destruction through a knowledge of the truth possessed by Jesus, who said: "I must be about my Father's business."

Our critic also misinterprets the Christian Science concept of the work of Jesus. It does not represent that he "came principally to introduce a method of healing disease." This is the very opposite of the Christian Science view, which believes that Jesus came to redeem the world from ignorance and sin—the disease and suffering being a consequence of sin—and by the term sin is meant all disobedience of God's laws, whether ignorant or wilful. Christian Science can fully cure no one without healing him of sin, physical healing being the evidence that spiritual improvement is going on.

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