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"A Seeker After Truth" has raised the question of state...
St. Louis (Mo.) Times
"A Seeker After Truth" has raised the question of state regulation of the practice of Christian Science. Now there happens to be an insuperable obstacle to the plan of legal qualification for such practice, and that is the fact that Christian Science is a religion and not a system of therapeutics. It heals the sick only in pursuit of a religious office or ministry. Jesus' ability as a healer of disease was not based upon a knowledge of the theory of material medicine or upon its practice. Present day ministers of other Christian sects may not, as this critic asserts, attempt the treatment of disease without a knowledge of orthodox medical theories, but that they have divine authority for praying for the recovery of the sick, even as Christian Scientists pray, is undeniable. Their failure to obey the divine command does not properly set up a criterion for those followers of Christ who are proving their understanding of the healing method employed by the Master.
Had this "Seeker After Truth" arrived at the truth of Christian Science, he would not have referred to the healing of disease as "its most sacred performance." While Christian Science practitioners are properly devoting much effort to the healing of the sick, they are doing so incidentally to the great work of destroying all discordant conditions of mind and body by the power of God through Christ. There is, therefore, no more reason for a Christian Scientist to be a physical diagnostician than there was for Peter or Paul to be so qualified.
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with contributions from Charles E. Jarvis
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