Christian Science practice, being the reinstatement of...

Western Medical Times

Christian Science practice, being the reinstatement of primitive Christian healing, is not based upon a physical diagnosis; and fair-minded doctors, recognizing this fact, have readily consented to the exemption of Christian Science practitioners from the terms of medical practice laws, which very properly set a standard of physical education for all whose treatment is based on a physical diagnosis. Quite naturally, doctors of medicine, not understanding Christian Science, regard its teachings and practice with skepticism and at times even with derision. Their denials of Christian Science healing, however, weigh not one jot in the scale of evidence with those who have had proved to them that, as the Bible says, God is "a very present help in trouble."

In regard to the reference to Christian Science in connection with the editorial comments on the subject of man's unity with "the infinite Being of the universe," please permit me to quote a passage from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 361), where Mrs. Eddy writes, "As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being." Christian Scientists find that the apprehension and application of this teaching, ascribing all power to God, does not rob man of his individuality, nor of his sense of God's supremacy, but confers the true and satisfying sense of man's real being, as explained by Paul when he said, "For in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being."

September 30, 1922

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