Christian Science healing is entirely spiritual


Christian Science healing is entirely spiritual. The good resulting from its ministration flows from the one and only true God, whose being is Spirit, and His creation spiritual. The perfect and real man, created by God, is wholly spiritual; and the mortal, material creation, as cognized by the fleshly senses, must be cast off, if we would comprehend the real man, made in the image and likeness of Spirit.

Paul says, "The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." The human tendency, then, to ascribe Christian Science healing to some of the offshoots of the carnal mind, arises, not so much from an intentional misstatement, as from the mortal aversion to things spiritual. In other words, the so-called mortal mind cannot know God; therefore it hastens to give to itself the credit for accomplishing whatever it may acknowledge of good in any line of endeavor. Mortal mind argues that there is no power in God, Spirit, and that, therefore, there can be no such thing as spiritual healing.

Hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion—all of the creations of mortal mind—are dangerous agencies, in that they are all capable of being used for evil purposes. This fact was discovered as early as 1784, only a few years after the discovery of hypnotism by Mesmer in Germany. Benjamin Franklin was a member of a commission appointed by the French Government to investigate the subject of hypnotism, and the report of the commission was adverse to its use. In other words, it was declared to be a dangerous agency (see Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 100).

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