Our critic says that "religious healing must take into...

Brooklyn (N. Y.) Times

Our critic says that "religious healing must take into consideration the laws and power of suggestion." This opinion cannot be based on the teachings of Scripture. The only unfailing and instantaneous system of healing which the world has ever known was that system which was demonstrated by Jesus Christ. His method was neither mesmeric nor based on any of the arbitrary and despotic manifestations of human will-power. Its potency lay in the Master's understanding of the omnipotence of God and the ever-present availability in human affairs of divine law when rightly understood. "Christian Science," says our critic, "denies substantial beliefsof Christianity." Christian Science does not deny anything except the man-made theology which was through superstition attached to the pure spiritual teachings of the great Wayshower. Christian Scientists believe so firmly in the teachings of Jesus Christ that they trust their health, happiness, and very lives to his teachings and to their demonstrable understanding of the divine law he elucidated. At this time the practice of Christian Science is but partly demonstrated, but its present results make it clear that as mortals put on more of that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus" they will be able to prove more fully the truth of his promises.

The doctor says that Christian Science is not scientific because "it bars out the physician and the surgeon." This statement can scarcely be considered accurate, as Christian Scientists avail themselves of the services of a surgeon whenever the necessity arises. They do not, however, employ physicians, because, after long experience with materia medica and later with Christian Science, they have demonstrated beyond all question the superior efficacy of Christian Science. No honest physician would agree with our critic when he calls the practice of medicine a science. That which is scientific is based on fixed and unchanging Principle and is always capable of exact proof and demonstration. On this basis the changing, speculative theories of medical practice cannot be considered scientific.

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Christian Science is here to stay
July 3, 1909

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