In an article in the Tribune recently, the writer shows...

Hawke's Bay Tribune,

In an article in the Tribune recently, the writer shows that he believes Christian Science to be a method of curing disease by suggestion. Most emphatically Christian Science is not one of those "cults, acting through the mind," supported by the statement of Hippocrates "that the body has in it nature to cure." On the contrary, Christian Science turns away from mere theorists to a greater than Hippocrates, who said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing," and who, through his understanding of, and obedience to, spiritual law, healed all manner of sickness and expected his followers to do likewise. When the method of Christ Jesus is recognized as the unfoldment of harmony through God's law, then the true "laws of health" will be known, and men will dwell in safety if they abey that law of righteousness. They will not be "liable to panics," either from "nervous wear and tear" or from the fear so often engendered by vivid descriptions of disease. The following advice by Mrs. Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," on page 62, is worth considering and acting upon as a means of combating such states of mental stress: "We must not attribute more and more intelligence to matter, but less and less, if we would be wise and healthy. ... But let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts."

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