In the Weekly Scotsman there appeared a short article...

Weekly Scotsman

In the Weekly Scotsman there appeared a short article by "Physician," entitled "Subconsciousness," which conveyed the impression that the practice of Christian Science is a process of suggestion. I would make the correction, that of course suggestion in any form is entirely contrary to the teaching and practice of Christian Science.

Christian Science is based on the Scriptures. It came to the Discoverer, Mary Baker Eddy, as a revelation through reading the Bible. She was instantaneously healed of a physical injury from which she was expected to die. Sickness and sin result from false, inaccurate thinking; in other words, from the carnal mind; but, as this mind is the source of evil, the remedy must be outside of itself.

Christian Scientists do not attempt to efface their troubles and difficulties by the action of the human will in any form of suggestion, but they recognize that the remedy lies in the fact there is but one Mind, Spirit, or God, omnipotent good. This Mind, "which was also in Christ Jesus," always and everywhere active, operates by spiritual law to liberate mankind from all evil thinking and its effects. This law was successfully applied by the early Christians, and its process was entirely spiritual. To get good either for one's self or for another, one must express good.

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Extracts from Letters
November 22, 1919

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