In a recent communication a correspondent has criticized...

Lewiston (Maine) Journal

In a recent communication a correspondent has criticized what he believes to be Christian Science, but his conceptions of the subject are so far from the truth that some explanation is due your readers. His first mistaken concept, deduced from an unfinished quotation from page xi of the Preface of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is that the primary object of Christian Science is to obtain health, whereas had he finished the paragraph he would have seen that "the physical healing of Christian Science" follows as a natural result from the reformation of the human consciousness. To quote the entire paragraph: "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or 'God with us,'—a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime.

To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense],And recovering of sight to the blind,To set at liberty them that are bruised."

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