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In reply to a letter in a recent issue, permit me to point...
In reply to a letter in a recent issue, permit me to point out that if healing as Jesus taught and practised it had depended upon his personal presence and influence, it would necessarily have ceased in the year thirty-three; but we have abundant proof that it did not cease then. History records that Christian healing continued for at least two hundred years after the crucifixion. That this healing was based on a divine Principle understand, is indicated by Jesus' own words. On one occasion he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." On another occasion he said, "These signs shall follow them that believe," and then he enumerated what these signs would be, included among which was the healing of the sick.
In addressing himself to his disciples in the words just quoted, Jesus did not say "you," but "he" and "them," meaning, of course, that those in the ages to come who should understand divine Principle, would be able to do the healing work. "It is not well to imagine," Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 494), "that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of times, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good." Furthermore, let us not forget that Saul was not a student of Jesus, but a persecutor of Jesus' followers until the divine Principle of Christian Science was revealed to him, after which Saul, then known as Paul, not only healed the sick but raised the dead. Gibbon records that Christian healing was common up to the third century in Rome, which indicates that Paul, during his imprisonment in the imperial city, must have taught others to practise this Science.
Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from Calvin A. Frye, Edward A. Merritt, John V. Dittemore, James A. Neal, Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy
JUDGE LEWIS R. WORKS
Intruders on the Scene
AMY C. FARISS
A clergyman preaching in the St. Austell Parish Church...
Charles W. J. Tennant
In a report of the sermon of an evangelist at Port Carbon,...
Thomas E. Boland
The sermon on the effect of the war on religion, as reported...
M. I. Whitcroft
Sowing and Reaping
Annie M. Knott
William D. McCrackan
A Letter from Mr. Willis
J. B. Willis
with contributions from May N. Hatheway, H. Wallace Smith, Walter C. Bailey, Frank K. Sutley
About seven years ago what little I knew about Christian Science...
Harry E. Renetzky
As I did not seek Christian Science for physical healing,...
Harriet Kate Helman Gray
One morning, while reaching up to a shelf for a bottle of...
Gertrude M. Butler
I was led to investigate Christian Science by a statement...
Fannie M. Bangs
I am sincerely grateful for Christian Science
Mary N. Overman
I first turned to Christian Science to find relief from...
Claire L. (Wilkinson) Williams
I am indeed thankful for the privilege of expressing my...
Henrietta L. Price
We are instructed to rejoice always, and through the...
Percy Hunt Sweetser
I wish to express my deep gratitude to God for His truth...
Ethel M. Poos with contributions from John F. Poos
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with contributions from H. T. Knight, Arthur Pringle, L. George Buchanan, C. C. B. Bardsley