In a paragraph published in a recent issue the writer...


In a paragraph published in a recent issue the writer thereof shows very little appreciation of the real nature of Christian Science when he says, "Christian Science when combined with medical science might be made to do wonders," etc. It would be entirely inconsistent with the Principle of Christian Science to attempt to combine its practise with medicine. To the extent that material means were employed by the metaphysician, and to the extent that he compromised with matter and placed his dependence thereon, to that extent would he stultify his faith in the power of Mind as the healer of disease. By such methods the practitioner would become like the "kingdom divided against itself" which Christ Jesus said "cannot stand." The Master consistently declared, "If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light," and again, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."

Although the practise of medicine was in vogue two thousand years before the advent of Jesus, it is not recorded that he cooperated with medical doctors in his healing work or that he even called upon them for diagnoses. On the contrary, there is every reason to infer from the gospel record that he healed functional and organic, acute and chronic diseases, without failure and without the use of drugs or material remedies. Christ Jesus said to the man whom he healed of the palsy, "Be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee," indicating that the forgiveness or destruction of sin was what released him from the bondage of disease.

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