In the review of a new book recently appearing in your...

Bristol (Conn.) Press

In the review of a new book recently appearing in your columns, the term Christian Science was used in connection with the mention of different methods of mental healing in a manner which might cause an erroneous impression regarding it. When it is understood that Christian Science healing is accomplished in the same way that Jesus healed, it is at once appreciated that its practise is not the operation of the human will or of the human mind, and also that it is in no way similar to any system operating by means of the human mind. Jesus was explicit in stating that he healed by spiritual means. He said: "The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me." "Many good works have I showed you from my Father."

The advent of Christian Science is simply a return to primitive Christianity as taught and practised by Jesus, in which healing the sick was an important element. Jesus' instructions to his followers were, "Preach the gospel," "Heal the sick," two inseparable admonitions; and in history we find that this spiritual healing was practised in the Christian church for some three hundred years after Jesus passed from this plane. Christian Science is today reinstating this part of Christian practise which has so long been neglected.

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