In an editorial in a recent issue entitled "Healing Made...

New York (N. Y.) Times

In an editorial in a recent issue entitled "Healing Made Profitless," you assume that Christian Science is the practice of mental suggestion. Permit me to state that mental suggestion is the control of one human mind by another, while Christian Science is the overcoming of false human beliefs with the truth. A person may believe that two and two are five, but when the principle of mathematics is understood, the student learns that two and two equal four; and with this understanding the false belief is wiped out.

Mankind in general believe that there are two fundamental causes, good and evil, and that one is as real as the other. The natural deduction is, therefore, that sickness and sin are as real as health and goodness, and that mortals are the mere sport of circumstance. Jesus, however, came teaching the one fundamental cause, and that one good. Now, good could never be the author of its opposite, evil; therefore sin, disease, and death could have but a suppositional existence. It was the clear realization of this fact that enabled Jesus instantaneously to heal these conditions. This process is what Jesus referred to when he said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

The Principle of Christian Science is the same today as it was in the first century, but Christian Scientists have not yet arrived at the point where they can demonstrate it with the same exactness as did the Founder of Christianity.

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