In an article in Scribner reproduced in your paper, Dr....


In an article in Scribner reproduced in your paper, Dr. — reasoned along the line of gathering figs from thistles in attempting to make Christian Science an emanation of what he termed "autistic" or emotional thoughts.

Critics have too long fancied that an understanding of Christian Science is obtainable from a preconceived premise; whereas the fact remains that in its every aspect this Science is knowable only in the degree of one's willingness to apply its Principle. Emotional thoughts are but phases of sensuous existence, traceable wholly to the belief of life in matter. It is this false sense of existence which is referred to in the Scriptures as the "fleshly" or the "carnal" mind. By reason of her spiritual perception Mrs. Eddy caught such a full import of Paul's words as enabled her to discern that every bodily and mental ill is traceable to the action of this same "carnal" or mortal mind which has its being in the temporal or finite realm wholly apart from spiritual existence.

Humanity is gradually awakening to the fact that righteousness consists wholly in right thinking, and that right thinking can come about only through a right apprehension of what the Master taught and practised. The whole aim of Christian Science teaching is to make known to humanity the true nature and availability of the Mind which was in Christ Jesus, and thereby enable mortals to make the distinction between thoughts that are real and thoughts that are unreal. Through the study and application of this Science the emotional or abnormal phases of mentality are giving place to that mental poise which alone insures health and peace. On page 109 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine."

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