The writer in your columns who asks the question, "If...

The Monmouth (Ore.) Herald

The writer in your columns who asks the question, "If Christian Science should heal a man of all his diseases and yet he should lose his soul, what would he be profited?" apparently believes that he would be profited not at all; and if such a result were possible through Christian Science, his conclusion would be justified. But it is not, for in Christian Science, healing and salvation go hand in hand.

Christian Science teaches that man can be permanently healed of his diseases only as there is eliminated from his consciousness, through a correct understanding of God, the belief in a power apart from God, which can cause him to be sick, subject him to sin, and finally cause him to languish and die. Physical healing is but the small beginning in Christian Science, the first step toward the understanding of God as Love, and of His creation eternally free from the claims of discord and distress. Mrs. Eddy has made clear this fact on page 150 of Science and Health, where she says, "Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin—to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world."

August 16, 1913

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