Christian Scientists agree with our surgeon-critic's statement...


Christian Scientists agree with our surgeon-critic's statement in your issue of recent date, that "wishing to be well rarely corrects a real physical defect," for human will-power is as foreign to Christian Science practice as is materia medica. Likewise, "suggestive efforts" or Couéism do not enter into the practice of Christian Science in any way. In speaking of the various phases of "mind cure," such as suggestion, Mary Baker Eddy, on page 185 of her work "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," states, "Such theories have no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence, and excludes the human mind as a spiritual factor in the healing work."

Prayers in Christian Science, whether absent or present, are no "vain repetitions," but rest on the basis of one infinite God, divine Mind, "who healeth all thy diseases;" and this accounts for the steady growth of the movement throughout the world, bringing health, hope, and happiness to numberless thousands.

Many noted medical men have held Christian Science in high esteem, among them being the late Prof. William James and Dr. Richard C. Cabot, M. D., both of Harvard. It was the latter who wrote, "Christian Science is doing a vast deal of good, not only as a religion, but as a health restorer."

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December 27, 1924

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