Christian Science healing is not based upon a belief in the...

Passaic (N.J.) Herald

Christian Science healing is not based upon a belief in the influence of the human mind over matter, but upon the spiritual truth that man is the mental manifestation of infinite Mind and that Mind can control its mental creation Man is really mental, although he appears to the senses to be material. We believe it to be upon this scientific basis that Christ Jesus effected the cure of all manner of diseases. Through his knowledge he turned the water into wine, healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on the water, and resurrected his own body from the grave. The "natural environment" of Jesus was a mental or spiritual environment; all his knowledge was obtained from Spirit, while the knowledge of the materialist is based upon his false material concepts.

To say that "mind and matter" act and react upon each other, evidently with equal force, and thus "maintain the equilibrium of the universe," leaves us to conclude that the equilibrium of the universe is maintained by two forces constantly warring with each other. Mrs. Eddy says regarding this: "To seize the first horn of this dilemma and consider matter as a power in and of itself, is to leave the creator out of His own universe; while to grasp the other horn of the dilemma and regard God as the creator of matter, is not only to make Him responsible for all disasters, physical and mental, but to announce Him as their source, thereby making Him guilty of maintaining perpetual misrule in the form and under the name of natural law" (Science and Health, p. 119). We cannot, of course, assume that God is the author of discord; we must therefore conclude that all discord is chargeable to human error.

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