Christian Science and hypnotism are not in any degree...

Independence (Ia.) Conservative

Christian Science and hypnotism are not in any degree or particular analogous. They are distinctly opposite in precept and practice, in premise and conclusion. Hypnotism is based upon supposed control of one mortal or human mind over another, and works through suggestion, etc. Christian Science, on the other hand, recognizes the control of but one Mind, even God, the creator of all things. It teaches that each individual man reflects in its completeness that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus," therefore that he cannot be subjected to suggestions or other supposed control inimical to his welfare. Christian Science teaches man the certainty of God's infinite presence, availability, and power at all times and under all circumstances, and that man is subject only to the power of God; as St. Paul states it, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, a very clear distinction is drawn between the teachings of hypnotism and those of unadulterated, scientific Christianity.

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THE LECTURES
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