A gentleman, referring to "Science and Health with Key...

Surrey Mirror

A gentleman, referring to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes that the Bible "stands in no need of such keys." Yet there are hundreds of thousands of persons all over the world to-day for whom the secret treasures of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus have been unlocked and made plain by this very "Key," and through the understanding thus unfolded to them they have been freed from disease and ill health, and rescued from the bondage of sin.

On the first page of "Rudimental Divine Science" Mrs. Eddy defines Christian Science as "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony." It was through the understanding of this law that Moses brought the children of Israel out of Egypt; that Elijah restored to life the widow's son; that Elisha brought back from death the child of the Shunammite woman, and by which Naaman was healed of his leprosy.

For three hundred years after our Master's ascension, the members of the early Christian church healed the sick and even, it is recorded, raised the dead; but as personal opinion crept in and the pure teaching of our Master was lost sight of, the power to heal the sick disappeared. It is true that since then men of intense religious fervor and of spiritual perception have healed the sick, but how this healing was done in the interval was never understood until Mrs. Eddy made her discovery and published Science and Health. Of herself she wrote, on page ix of the Preface to that book, "To-day, though rejoicing in some progress, she still finds herself a willing disciple at the heavenly gate, waiting for the Mind of Christ." Our Master taught in parables, and Mrs. Eddy found it no easy task so to write about her discovery that it would be comprehensible to humanity; but that she did successfully convey her revelation to mankind has been proved over and over again by the number of people who have been healed simply by reading Science and Health.

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December 27, 1919

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