Christian Science adheres strictly to Christ's method of...

Pacific Record Herald

Christian Science adheres strictly to Christ's method of healing the sick, a method wholly spiritual; and since it is the utilization of divine power it is entirely adequate to do the work without aid from any other source. "Only through radical reliance on Truth," says Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 167), "can scientific healing power be realized." Experience has proved to the Christian Scientist the absolute necessity of sole dependence upon God as the healing power. Outside of Christian Science all systems of healing are based, more or less, upon faith in matter or in the power of the so–called human mind, while Christian Science relies wholly upon the divine Mind as the healing factor. Any attempt, therefore, to combine the purely spiritual method with other modes of healing is a divided allegiance and breaks the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Treatment by other methods can no more be combined with Christian Science treatment than oil can mix with water.

In endeavoring to preserve and practice the unadulterated truth as Jesus taught and applied it, the Christian Science church maintains simplicity in its church services by the reading of the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health, without comment,—such a sermon being "undivorced from truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorized" (Christian Science Quarterly, p. 4). And while Christian Scientists realize the importance of taking such a radical stand, understanding the dangers of compromising and collaborating with the opposing thought of other systems, they nevertheless rejoice at every evidence of honest effort toward making greater use of God's ever available power to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

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