Under the heading of "Talks for a Quiet Hour," the statement...

Blaydon (England) Courier

Under the heading of "Talks for a Quiet Hour," the statement is made "that one need not be a Christian Scientist to know that a man with a strong effort of will can stave off a cold or influenza." This implies that the human will is a factor in Christian Science. This is not so, and I shall be obliged if you will publish this correction. The Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, says: "Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned. . . . Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, 'Peace, be still' " (p. 144). Christian Science teaches the application of Jesus' words, "Thy will be done in earth," and proves that the prevention and healing of colds, influenza, and all kinds of sickness is the natural result of God's will, and His only, being done.

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