Our critic openly admits Christian Science cures in some...

Racine (Wis.) Times

Our critic openly admits Christian Science cures in some cases. Now if he knows just one case of sickness, sin, woe, or sorrow that Christian Science has healed, what object has he in reverting the thought of this one beneficiary who firmly believes that God heals now as in olden times? Can it be that our critic wants to blanket the sayings and promises of Jesus, and keep them from the sick and sinning by preaching only about the failures and not giving due credit for the cures?

Even if a person should die under Christian Science treatment, there could be no just cause for complaint, provided the person was amply cared for from a Christian Science point of view, since according to statistics fifty millions of people die on the globe every year, mostly under medical treatment. In view of such an appalling record there are no grounds upon which to assert that any given death without medical treatment might have been avoided under medical treatment. To the patient there would be quite a difference between demonstration (manifestation) and inference (that which is inferred).

Our critic's knowledge of Christian Science is shown to be limited when he comments on "mortal mind." To the mortal or human mind disease is very real, but to the divine Mind, God, it does not exist, and he who nearest approaches in reflection the spiritual image and likeness of God, to him disease is a mere phantasm. I am reminded of a sermon delivered recently by a New York clergyman on the subject, "The Church and Healing," in which he said: "Death and disease would not be present except for sin. All the evil in the world is the result of sin, and as we believe that sin can be destroyed, it follows that death will be destroyed also. Our fathers used to believe that we sinned by necessity, just as so many now believe that we are sick from necessity. I believe that men will assume dominion over disease, for all truth will come to its own, despite opposition. Men may be able to reject disease, accident, and death. We believe that God can cast out sin, but we don't believe that He can cast out disease. We have become bound slaves of drugs, and much of the money a working man brings home goes out to the druggist for medicines, a large part of which is alcohol."

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