Kindly permit me to correct a misstatement regarding...

The Daily Herald

Kindly permit me to correct a misstatement regarding Christian Science made in an address by a surgeon in Hamilton, as reported in The Herald recently. The doctor is quoted as having said that he believed in Christian Science to the extent that it was helpful to patients who were so highly developed mentally they were able to make mind predominate over matter. The doctor's belief regarding Christian Science is obviously a mistaken one. The impression conveyed by this statement is that Christian Science is practiced through the development and exercise of the human will, or of what Paul speaks of as "the carnal mind." This is a mistake. Such a method is hypnotic, and hypnotism is the diametric opposite of Christian Science. Christian Science is practiced through enlightened spiritual understanding. It teaches absolute reliance on the divine Mind, God, in keeping with Paul's injunction, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Christ Jesus did not heal through will power. It was the Master's intelligent understanding of the omnipotence of the ever present divine Mind, God, which enabled him to heal. Christian Science healing is accomplished by yielding the so-called human mind to the divine Mind, in accordance with these words of the Master, "Not my will, but thine, be done." As this is a point which is quite commonly misunderstood, it is important that the vast distinction should be clearly seen.

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