In the interest of accuracy, may I point out that Christian Science...

Fallon County Times

In the interest of accuracy, may I point out that Christian Science is not a system of faith healing as that term is commonly understood; neither does it teach that there is any power in the human mind or matter; nor could its practitioners successfully collaborate with those using material remedies. Faith healing, as commonly understood, is blind, unintelligent trustfulness that God will heal. In Christian Science we take the step from trustfulness to trustworthiness. Not only do we trust, but we know that by a right application of God's laws He heals. Thus, healing in Christian Science is not done by faith alone, born of belief, but by knowledge of God.

Among those who are not Christian Scientists there seems to prevail the opinion that our healings are based on the power of the human mind over matter. The contrary is the fact. These healings rest upon divine Mind, God. It is in the so-called human, carnal, or mortal mind where sickness seems to exist, it being the apparent cause not the cure. Christian Science observes the Biblical distinction between God, divine Mind, or, as Paul expressed it, the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus," and the carnal, or mortal mind which is "enmity against God." To divine Mind we ascribe all power; to mortal mind, none. The practice of material medicine is a human method. Christian Science, being the application of the law of God, is spiritual. The human or mortal and the immortal or spiritual are antipodes to each other. Therefore material medicine and Christian Science could not successfully collaborate.

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December 30, 1922

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