In the column Health Hints by "Medico," there recently...

Birmingham (England) Weekly Post

In the column Health Hints by "Medico," there recently appeared a reference to Christian Science which might have achieved much in the chart of merit had its purport been that of stating merely what Christian Science practice is not. It however claimed to state what this practice is in certain particulars, and in this it signally failed, as can be readily discerned by any one more than superficially acquainted with the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy.

For instance, to suppose that a sufferer asking for Christian Science treatment would obtain relief through suggestion on the part of the practitioner, is to mistake the very nature of Christian Science practice. Remembering what Jesus the Christ indicated by the words, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," Christian Scientists are humbly trying to carry out the practical import of this indication in the same way as did Jesus himself, recognizing that what enabled him to accomplish the "works," and thereby heal the sick, was the realization in consciousness of God as the only Mind, or divine Principle, and of man as the reflection of this infinite, ever present Mind. Did he not say, "I do nothing of myself"? Mrs. Eddy has stated that "as mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power" (Science and Health, p. 285). It is through this understanding, which is available today as of old, that Christian Science practitioners are enabled to be of benefit to those seeking their help.

Further, it is nothing but ignorance of facts which can cause an assertion that Christian Science is not able to heal "serious" as well as "simple" cases of disease, for abundant evidence is forthcoming in the shape of testimonies, either appearing in the authorized Christian Science periodicals or voiced by beneficiaries at the testimony meetings held in Christian Science churches throughout the world on Wednesday evenings, that thousands of cases have been healed which previous to Christian Science treatment had been considered incurable.

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