Mr. John W. Harwood of Liverpool writes, replying to...

Preston (England) Guardian

Mr. John W. Harwood of Liverpool writes, replying to certain comments on Christian Science made by "A Physician" in the "Chats on Health" in last week's issue. In the course of his letter he says that Christian Science is not related in any way to mental suggestion, psychoanalysis and hypnotism. As to the statement that the value of Christian Science lies in the fact that it rediscovered the doctrine so finely expressed in the phrase, "Man shall not live by bread along," Mr. Harwood says: "Christian Science emphasizes the conclusion of the sentence that man lives 'by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God;' which means that God, divine Mind, is the Life of man." The writer adds: "Christian Science, in addition to defining the nature of God and His creation, does certainly analyze mortal mind and existence and shows that as a man 'thinketh in his heart, so is he.' " It is this so-called mortal mind, which includes all envy, jealousy, malice, revenge, hatred, and fear, that is the cause of disease. The remedy for all the ills that flesh, or the carnal mind, is heir to, is found, not in mental suggestion, but in the divine Mind, or Truth. Jesus proved beyond doubt that man was not partly spiritual and partly material, but that he is wholly mental or spiritual, and proved God, divine Mind, to be his only parent. By means of knowing the truth about God, and man in His image and likeness, he walked on the water, healed the sick, destroyed sin, and raised the dead; and he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." What has escaped the doctor is the fact that Christian Science is primarily a religion, and that the works of healing performed by it are the natural results of an enlightened spiritual understanding, and are the signs which Jesus said should follow his teaching.

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Church Building in Christian Science
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