So-called psychic phenomena are the seeming result of the...


So-called psychic phenomena are the seeming result of the processes of the mortal, material mind,—the "carnal mind," which Paul declares "is enmity against God." They are, therefore, despite their mental nature, just as material as are the various systems of material medicine. They are based on suggestion. They eventuate in sin, sickness, and death, being no part of the creation of God, eternal good. Jesus taught but one God, Spirit. He knew that God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient good; and this understanding enabled him to perform his mighty works. To the Pharisees, who charged him with casting out devils, evil, by Beelzebub, chief of the devils—the mental suggestion of the present day—Jesus replied, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation." Thus did Jesus declare that the carnal mind, which causes disease, is powerless to heal it. In further explanation of his method he said, "But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you."

Christian Science is the Christianity taught and demon-strated by Christ Jesus, with its lost element of healing restored. Its sole reliance, in its successful ministry of healing the sick, regenerating the sinning, and casting out evil, like that of the Master, is on God, Spirit. It is thus the very antithesis of those systems based on matter or material modes, and it results in true spiritual healing. Concerning the various systems of so-called "mind-cure," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writing on page 185 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says: "They have their birth in mortal mind, which puts forth a human conception in the name of Science to match the divine Science of immortal Mind, even as the necromancers of Egypt strove to emulate the wonders wrought by Moses. Such theories have no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence, and excludes the human mind as a spiritual factor in the healing work."

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