A sermon on "Jesus, the Teacher and Healer," recently...

The Laurel (Md.) Democrat

A sermon on "Jesus, the Teacher and Healer," recently published, contained many points of excellence, especially the contention that man's reasoning did not take the place of inspiration and revelation of God. When the reverend writer claims that Jesus more than once expressed the fear that men might be tempted to make healing the most prominent part of his work, I think he is drawing on his imagination and not on the Bible. Jesus always included the healing with his other commands to those who believed on him, and did not consider it a miracle, but the birthright of all the children of God, to be "every whit whole;" and he declared this truth for all men and for all times.

This does not mean that the healing of physical ailments and diseases was the end and aim of Jesus' work; in more than one instance he told the one healed to "sin no more," indicating plainly that in the last analysis sin is the cause of disease, and therefore if abandoned, health will not be destroyed. He not only healed, but he expalined that to preserve health you must know the truth, and the truth will make you free. "Soul-saving" is coincident with divine healing. When the healing is done through the understanding of divine Mind, an impetus is given toward entire salvation. When we heed Peter's advice in his first epistle, we begin to realize that the healing of sickness is but the result of the healing of sin and error. Peter says: "Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby."

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