It is easy for the not very close investigator into Christian Science...

Bury (Eng.) Times

It is easy for the not very close investigator into Christian Science to gather an exaggerated impression of the importance Christian Science attaches to the healing of disease. It is the teaching of Christian Science that the mission of Christianity is to destroy the sins of the world. The destruction of sin can only be accomplished by establishing something in its place, and as sin is mental its destruction must be by the annihilation of wrong or false thoughts with good or true thoughts. Now it is infallibly proved in Christian Science that causation is mental, and that wrong thinking, or sin, is manifested in wrong or discordant conditions, and that these conditions may be replaced by harmonious conditions by replacing wrong thinking with right. So that the healing of disease, misery, and poverty is but the proof of the teaching, the test which the Founder of Christianity established for himself and his followers, and the neglect of which Christian Science shows to have been the origin of all schisms. Great importance certainly is attached to it as a test, but not as an end. Jesus said: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Christian Science affirms that if one is in bondage to any sin or sickness or misery, it must be because he does not know the truth about his own being and his God, and it offers to these a scientific and logical statement, based on the omnipotence of divine Love, which every man can lay hold of and put into practice for himself, and himself test whether it is the truth which is to make free, and the bringing of which earned for Jesus of Nazareth the title of Saviour of the world.

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August 26, 1911

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