In the course of remarks in a recent sermon Dean Welldon...

Montrose (Scot.) Standard

In the course of remarks in a recent sermon Dean Welldon is reported to have expressed his regret that Christian Science should concern itself only with the healing of sickness, and not with the healing of sin. No criticism could really be much wider of the mark. As a matter of fact, the healing of sickness in Christian Science is only the result of the far greater work of mental and moral purification in which it is engaged, every form of sickness healed being the outward and visible sign of some ignorance or error removed from the mind. Nothing less than the complete regeneration of mankind, mentally, morally, and physically, is the aim of Christian Science, and it will continue its beneficent work till all are perfect, as the Father in heaven is perfect. That the world is apt to regard Christian Science as merely a system for treating disease is no doubt partly due to the fact that any striking case of healing generally attracts the attention of the public, while the corresponding change in the character and disposition of the patient may be known to only a few. But unless these fruits also appear, the patient is not truly healed.

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