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In a column of a recent issue, entitled "Powers of Darkness,"...
Belfast (Ireland) News-Letter
In a column of a recent issue, entitled "Powers of Darkness," these words appear: "The Christian Scientist seeks to have his sickness cured by power from the depth of the unseen." This "unseen" is described as the "vast ghost-haunted world." As this statement would convey an erroneous impression as to what Christian Science healing really is, may I be allowed to point out that God alone is appealed to as the healer in Christian Science treatment. On page 228 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy we read: "There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless."
When Christ Jesus sent out his disciples to heal the sick and cast out devils he said to them: "As ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand." To Christian Scientists the "kingdom of heaven" is the unseen world, unseen to the material senses, but nevertheless "at hand," and becoming more and more clearly seen to the human thought, spiritually illumined through a demonstrable understanding of the Scriptures, which understanding is being gained through the study of Christian Science. In this kingdom man is found to be in the image and likeness of God, and it is in proportion as the true understanding of God and man is gained by the Christian Scientist that the seeming powers of darkness (under which heading Christian Science classifies sin and sickness) are being proved to be no more real than darkness, which is but "the absence of light" (Science and Health, p. 215), without origin, intelligence, or entity, for "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
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