There seems to be a prevalent belief among the medical profession...

The Medical Press and Circular

There seems to be a prevalent belief among the medical profession that Christian Science practice is a form of suggestion, according to the statements made by a lecturer as reported in a late issue. This is not the case, however. Suggestion is a system based wholly on the exercise of the human mind, and as this human or carnal mind contains within itself all evil, it is not capable of producing anything really good or godlike. Good can only proceed from God, the infinite cause of all that is good, and not from that which St. Paul terms "enmity against God."

To understand Christian Science healing one must discern the line of distinction it draws between the absolute and the relative. When Jesus declared, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," he of course referred to the absolute truth, that which is "the same yesterday, and today, and forever." The study of Christian Science enables one to understand this truth, which is the sole means of Christian Science healing. It was always something which Jesus knew, never anything he blindly believed, that enabled him to heal the sick and the sinning and to raise the dead. He did not heal through suggestion, but, as he himself declared, by the finger, or Spirit, of God. That he expected his followers to heal by his method is evidenced by his declaration, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

"What she could"
June 3, 1916

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