The Christian Science Sanatorium

Every student of the Bible knows that a large part of the four gospels is given to recording the healing work performed by Christ Jesus, and that without this concrete evidence of the healing of disease and the forgiveness of sin his teaching would be mere theory. Some religionists of to-day have taken exception to the importance Christian Scientists attach to healing; whereas the healing of disease and the forgiveness of sin to-day are the vital testimony that Christian Science is what it claims to be.

On page 92 of the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy we read: "Healing the sick and the sinner with Truth demonstrates what we affirm of Christian Science, and nothing can substitute this demonstration. I recommend that each member of this Church shall strive to demonstrate by his or her practice, that Christian Science heals the sick quickly and wholly, thus proving this Science to be all that we claim for it." The demonstration of healing is therefore the proof that individuals understand and are practicing Christian Science; as well as the proof which will alone satisfy humanity that Christian Science is what is claimed for it. The success of our Cause is due to the healing of sickness and sin through this spiritual method; and a Christian Science church will grow and prosper in the degree that good healing work is being accomplished by its members.

The practice of Christian Science healing is the highest service one can render to his brother. Nothing less than clear spiritual understanding directly applied to the specific error is genuine Christian Science treatment. Mere belief in God, or an intellectual perception of the teaching of Christian Science, will not heal. So-called human intelligence has never understood God. It cannot understand Him. Only the pure in heart understand God,—those whose thought is spiritualized, purified from belief in so-called evil, whether in the guise of matter, sickness, sin, or death. Spiritualized thought reflects the power and presence of divine Love; and this reflection rebukes and utterly dispels error.

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Let Us Arise!
April 26, 1924

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