Throughout the Scriptures the nature of the practice of...

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Throughout the Scriptures the nature of the practice of seeking after "familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter," of the necromancy of Egypt striving to emulate the wonders of Moses, of the sorcery of Simon Magus, of the carnal mind at enmity with God, seemingly operating to-day in the same forms but under different names, has been set forth as the very opposite to that Mind which Paul said was in Christ Jesus, and to the method of healing practiced by the Master and his early followers. To-day the same controversy exists: the methods of the human or carnal mind, designated by such terms as hypnotism, mesmerism, animal magnetism, autosuggestion, and so on, oppose the divine healing of Christian Science, which is based entirely upon spiritual truth. On page 145 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy aptly says, "The struggle for the recovery of invalids goes on, not between material methods, but between mortal minds and immortal Mind;" also, "Scientific healing has this advantage over other methods,—that in it Truth controls error."

November 3, 1923
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