Christian Science does not teach such nonsense as that...

Armley and Wortley (England) News

Christian Science does not teach such nonsense as that there is "no such thing as pain" and "that if we thought of something else, pain and sickness would pass away." On page 460 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes: "Sickness is neither imaginary nor unreal,—that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being."

Our reverend critic must, as a follower of the great Physician, recognize the power of God to heal and save. Did not the Master command all his followers to "preach the gospel" and to "heal the sick"? As there is no record of that injunction ever having been rescinded, it still remains the duty of every true Christian to endeavor to carry out these specific commands of the Way-shower. Our critic himself states that God "spoke to us through His Son," and was not one of these loving and wonderfully encouraging messages to the effect that we should do the works that he, through the presence and power of his Father, did, in healing all manner of disease and sin? Christian Scientists are but very humbly trying to follow that command, and the results of these efforts can be seen and proved in most cities and towns all over the civilized world.

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