The account in your paper of an address given by a...

Richmond (England) Herald

The account in your paper of an address given by a clergyman on the subject of Christian Science tends to show how the viewpoint of the clergy of the Church of England is coming into line with the teachings of Christian Science. What Mrs. Eddy wrote many years ago in "Pulpit and Press" (p. 22) is being fulfilled to-day. She says: "If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name."

The clergyman has not yet grasped the teaching of Christian Science with regard to matter. Matter to a Christian Scientist is merely the phenomenon or manifestation of the so-called carnal or mortal mind. The divine Mind, the Mind of Christ, on the other hand, is manifested in infinite, eternal, immutable, and divine ideas, the substance of which is Spirit. It is just in proportion to one's gaining the Mind of Christ that one is able to discern spiritual things. The temporal nature of matter will then be understood, and the putting off of the mortal will have begun. Jesus, his disciples, and the early Christians never used material means in healing the sick and the sinning and raising the dead. It was the spirit of Truth which gave them the power to do so, and it is the same spirit of Truth which is being utilized by Christian Scientists to-day. "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" is a text which explains clearly the method of Christian Science.

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The True Fast
March 25, 1922

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