Physical and Spiritual Healing

The teachings of Christian Science appeal to the individual with an assurance and a promise of healing which bespeak God's love for humanity. As thought is occupied with the oneness and infinitude of God, fears, ignorance, and sorrow are removed, since light and darkness cannot dwell together. The experiences of those who have come under the beneficent influence of Christian Science are varied, but they all point to an ever present, ever operative divine Principle, according to which man is spiritual and perfect. This Principle of being proves the falsity and non-existence of all disease, physical and mental. It also leads one out of the darkness of doubt and materialistic dogma and gives him the undying joy that comes with the true knowledge of God.

Thus it is that one adherent of Christian Science testifies to physical healing, and lays emphasis upon the great fact that the Christ-teaching is healing those who turn to it today, just as it did in the days of Jesus of Nazareth; while another tells of spiritual healing, and expresses gratitude that he is privileged to help in turning mankind from blind belief and sinful sense to the worship of God with spiritual understanding. Many, while testifying to their healing through Christian Science after material means had failed them, go on to say that physical healing is as nothing to them in comparison with the spiritual uplift which has come into their lives through the teachings of Christian Science. There is a viewpoint from which this can be truly said, and there is another from which it can be said that the "signs following," or the healing of sickness and disease, must invariably attend, both as herald and guarantor, the correct understanding of the theology of Christian Science, which declares that "Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process" (Science and Health, p. 210).

Physical healing through spiritual means is the greatest of all factors in the conservation, protection, and promotion of public welfare. After he is healed, a one time sick man can work with renewed interest at his task. His genius and capabilities are enhanced and brought to fruition, instead of being stifled in fear and weakness. A man can better avoid the temptation to use poisonous beverages and drugs if he has good health. A man may serve the best interests of his family, his state, his country, his fellow men at large, if in the enjoyment of physical health, for he is not handicapped in seeking ways and means for doing this.

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Art More a Man?
July 3, 1915

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