A careful search of the records fails to indicate that...

A careful search of the records fails to indicate that Jesus and his immediate disciples, or even Paul, who did not come directly under the personal instruction of the Master, at any time advocated the diagnosing and dissecting of matter as a necessary and preliminary step to the healing of the sick. On the contrary, it will be recalled that Jesus said, plainly, "It is the sprit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." As a matter of fact, most of those who have turned to Christian Science for help have done so only after medical means have failed to give them relief; therefore, by the time they have come to rely on this system of Christian healing, they know only too well the names, dangers, and distressing details incident to the diseases with which they seem to be suffering. While Christian Scientists deny the existence of the so-called material body as a part of God's creation, they by no means ignore it as a part of human experience. In Christian Science the material body is recognized as a subjective state of the human mind; and it is held that this body is made sick or well according to the character of thought delineated upon it. Christian Science teaches that since sin, sickness, and death are primarily due to false material beliefs entertained in the human mind, it logically follows that freedom from these conditions must come through the operation of spiritual truth in human consciousness.

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February 2, 1924

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