In your issue of recent date, there is a veiled reference to...

La Mesa News,

In your issue of recent date, there is a veiled reference to Christian Science by a critic who makes statements that might not be understood. The critic infers that Christian Scientists regard flesh, blood, and sickness as entities. According to Webster's dictionary, an entity is that which has real being; and, in the law, the real is that which is fixed, permanent, or immovable. Therefore, if flesh, blood, and sickness were entities, they would be fixed, permanent, or immovable; but as they are capable of being destroyed, it is self-evident that they are not entities. The question naturally arises, if they are not entities, what are they? Christian Science answers that they are false concepts of materialistic thinking; and it proves its answer by healing sickness in the same way that Christ Jesus did. When the sick patient asks the practitioner for treatment, he is not buffeted by a cold remark that he is not sick. Rather is he assured that his loving Father, God, did not make him sick but is caring for him and sustaining him, and that he has, therefore, nothing to fear. When the healing is accomplished, the patient is grateful and is glad to show some evidence of appreciation by compensating the practitioner. The Christian Science practitioner is charitable and kind. Mercenary acts would be contrary to the precepts of Christian Science.

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