It is, indeed, only too true that "the condition of the mind...


It is, indeed, only too true that "the condition of the mind has a marked effect upon the functions of the body." This, however, it is to be noted, refers to the so-called human mind, which mind is directly or indirectly responsible for all the ills of the flesh. For as Jesus the Christ, our great Master, stated, as recorded in the fifteenth chapter of Matthew, eleventh verse, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man." Then, further to explain his meaning, we read in the nineteenth and twentieth verses, "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, ... these are the things which defile a man." From these statements of Jesus, it is clear that he recognized that one's state of consciousness determines one's condition of body; but he did not teach that that which causes the physical disturbance could cure; for it is recorded in the same chapter that multitudes of the sick and maimed were brought to him, and "he healed them." And it is evident from his further statements that such healing was accomplished through his correct understanding of God, or the divine Mind which governs the universe. It is upon these teachings of Christ Jesus that Christian Science is founded. Christian Science teaches and demonstrates that the so-called human mind is fallible and limited, and can accomplish nothing of any lasting benefit; that it is the understanding of God, divine Mind, acting upon this so-called human mind, which heals the sick. And this applies to the healing of every so-called incurable disease, as statistics on public file will prove. In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (Pref., p. xi), Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, indicates clearly that it is the divine Mind, and not the limited so-called human mind, which heals the sick. She says: "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural."

November 10, 1923

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