Doctor Solomon evidently agrees with Christian Science...

Jewish Review and Observer

Doctor Solomon evidently agrees with Christian Science in the matter of healing in so far as to say that healing is possible through faith and prayer, but says to that extent there is nothing new in Christian Science, for Judaism and other religions also recognize the efficacy of the healing power of prayer and faith. In reply I must say that Christian Science does not claim that healing by prayer and faith is new—quite to the contrary; for this method of healing is the most ancient of all methods, and Mrs. Eddy, the Founder of the Christian Science movement, by diligent search and devoted study of the Scriptures discovered this new-old truth, which had been lost since the time of Constantine, and gave it to the world again.

"But," our critic says, "Christian Science goes much further. It goes to the extreme of denying the reality of disease and of the other ills which man is heir to." The doctor here treads on the same mistaken path trod by other critics of Christian Science; namely, that of confusing absolute truth with mere seeming. What is meant by the real, the absolute, in Christian Science refers to God and the entire spiritual universe. Consequently when Christian Science states that disease is unreal, it does not mean that disease does not seem quite real to the human consciousness. It simply means that God did not create disease, and so it is not eternal, not real. Christian Science accepts unreservedly the teaching of the Scriptures that "in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," that "God created man in his own image;" finally, that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

October 18, 1919

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