The command to heal the sick as well as to preach the...

Western Mercury

The command to heal the sick as well as to preach the gospel was given with the utmost distinctness by Christ Jesus, and is recorded directly in three of the Gospels, while in not one of these Gospels is there the slightest excuse for the attempt to confine the command to any particular time or persons.

Jesus said of the man sick of the palsy: "Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up, and walk?" Obviously a man only escapes the effects of sin and sickness in proportion as he expels from his own consciousness the belief in the power of evil, and so gains the Mind that was in Christ Jesus. "The way," writes Mrs. Eddy, on page 327 of Science and Health, "to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way." This way will not, however, be made easier; it will, on the contrary, be made positively impossible if we start with the assumption that evil has power and is real. That only is real which is God-made. To dispute this is to impale yourself on one or the other horn of the dilemma that God created evil, or that there is another creator besides God.

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