More Abundant Life

One of the most prevalent beliefs, and probably the most harmful to the world as a whole, is the one which has been held by the medical profession for centuries, namely, that sickness can be cured and human life prolonged only by the employment of material means and methods. That this belief should have been and is today accepted as true by the great majority of Christian people seems somewhat anomalous, when we stop to consider that both the Old and the New Testament contain records of the most convincing kind that the prophets, the holy men and women of God of the older Scriptures, as well as the Master and his disciples of the newer gospel, ignored material remedies in accomplishing the marvelous cures which they wrought upon those who turned to them for help.

Jesus himself expressly declared that he had come among men to do "the will of the Father," nor did he arrogate to himself any personal credit for the multitudes of people who were healed in the fulfilment of this mission, but attributed the power and the glory to the Father. "The Father that dwelleth in me," he said, "he doeth the works," and with these words he clearly placed upon a spiritual basis the healing power which he displayed. His success in this work not only proved his understanding of a more certain and speedier means for the healing of the sick than the material systems which were in practice in those days, but it also negatived for all time the claim of the physicians that mankind are dependent upon drugs or surgery for relief from physical and mental ills.

The fact that spiritual healing has been done at any time, no matter how remote, is proof enough that it is possible for the sick to be healed today by spiritual means. It is a self-evident fact that what has been done once can be done again. Inasmuch as that which was accomplished by the prophets, who according to the Scriptures were recognized and acknowledged as men of God by reason of their healing work, must have been done according to spiritual law, and that law is unfailing and ever operative, there is nothing to prevent such healing as was done in Bible times being done today by those who sufficiently understand the Master's teachings and his promise that even "greater works" should be done by them that believe.

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All-protecting Love
February 20, 1915

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