In your account of spiritual healing in Norwich, in a recent...


In your account of spiritual healing in Norwich, in a recent issue of your paper, it is stated that spiritual healing is not Christian Science, for "Christian Science denies illness and denies sin, whereas spiritual healers deny neither." The only basis on which sin can be healed is the denial of its supposed authority, power, and presence through the affirmation of the reality, power, and presence of God. Sin, disease, and death are not included in the spiritual account of creation in the first chapter of Genesis, in which it is stated that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." There is no justification for saying that sin, disease, and death are included in the spiritual account of creation, or for assuming that God made all that He was responsible for "very good," and that another power made sin, disease, and death; for God, good, is the only cause and creator. Every time any one overcomes a sinful temptation, he virtually denies sin's power over him. Christian Science denies, as unreal, everything that cannot be traced to the loving Father-Mother God,—namely, sin, disease, and death. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 15): "In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God's allness."

December 13, 1924

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