The recent sermon by the Rev. Mr.—of Superior, as...

Duluth (Minn.) News-Tribune

The recent sermon by the Rev. Mr.—of Superior, as reported, illustrates the misapprehension which arises from lack of a clear understanding of the Principle, teachings, and operation of Christian Science as set forth in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Christian Science is not suggestion, or merely mental healing, so called, the operation of the human mind. It is the restoration of primitive Christianity, a restatement of the teachings of Jesus, fulfilling his promise, "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

Christian Science performs its cures on the same basis upon which Jesus made his,—absolute faith in the power, presence, intelligence, and love of the infinite God. "Thy faith hath made thee whole" is today illustrated again in the healing works of Christian Science. "The prayer of faith shall save the sick" is again fulfilled in the demonstrations of Christian Science,—a faith that is not merely a belief, but such a clear understanding and realization of the nature of God, and man's relation to Him, as establishes the absolute conviction that He not only can but will heal all our iniquities and diseases. It is scarcely less than sacrilegious to attribute the healing done in Jesus' way to the mere force of suggestion—the action of the carnal mind, which the Bible declares is "enmity against God." That this cannot be the basis of Christian healing is implicitly admitted by its most ardent exponents, when they confess to its own limitations, and when indisputable evidence shows cases healed by Christian Science that could not be healed by mental suggestion.

Testimony Meetings
August 15, 1914

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