Allow me to correct a statement made by the Bishop of...


Allow me to correct a statement made by the Bishop of London in an address at Church House, Westminster, as reported in your issue of recent date. While admitting that Christian Science has called attention to a truth neglected by the church, the Bishop refers to this truth as the power of mind over matter. It is essential to understand that Christian Science makes a great distinction between the human mind, so called, and the divine Mind, which is God, and which alone has power, and that it holds that it is man's prerogative to reflect the power of divine Mind in the destruction of everything which is unlike God, even every belief of life and intelligence in matter. The truth, therefore, which Christian Science teaches and calls attention to is the understanding of the power of the divine Mind, not over matter, but over every belief of the substantiality of matter; whereas the human mind believes that matter is both real and substantial. The teaching of Christian Science does not include any fallacies or errors; on the other hand, it expounds the truth which Jesus said "shall make you free." And Christian Scientists are successfully using this truth, as Jesus used it, to free mankind from the bondage of false material beliefs.

December 20, 1924

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