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Christian Science healing is not identical with psychic...
Christian Science healing is not identical with psychic healing, but the very opposite. The author of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, makes it very plain that there is no relationship between the practice of Christian Science and mental suggestion; and on page 482 of that book she says: "Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease."
Does the commonly accepted meaning of the term Christian Science mean that one who believes in the teachings of Christ Jesus and endeavors daily to practice them, even to the command, "Heal the sick," is not a Christian? Perhaps in the commonly accepted meaning of the term science, medical practice is considered scientific; but let us quote from Sir John Forbes, M. D., F. R. S., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London: "No systematic or theoretical classification of diseases or of any therapeutical agent ever yet promulgated is true, or anything like the truth, and none can be adopted as a safe guide in practice." The outstanding truth of the Old Testament, as well as that of the New, is the power of God to heal sin and disease; and individuals and nations were most healthy and prosperous when obeying His commands. A notable instance of a resort to material means is recorded in II Chronicles, sixteenth chapter: "And Asa ... was diseased in his feet, ... yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers." What Christian will deny that Jesus was the master Physician, and his deeds due to the application of a scientific understanding of God, and man as His likeness? We have no record of his prescribing medicine or diagnosing a single disease.
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