"Christian Science is frequently, but quite erroneously..."

Somerset Guardian

Christian Science is frequently, but quite erroneously, classed with suggestion and kindred methods of the so-called human will. The proper practice of Christian Science eschews human will, acknowledging but one supreme, infinite, and perfect will, that of God, who is recognized as the only cause and source of all strength; in a word, omnipotence. As a corollary of this understanding, only one Mind, and that divine, can operate,—the Mind that was in Christ Jesus. Hence the human or “carnal” mind, as Paul terms it, is not a factor in the religion of Christian Science. The practice of suggestion, auto or otherwise, involves hypnotic control. Suggestion suggests whatever the hypnotist chooses,—good or ill,—and is, therefore, dangerous. Christian Science is the practice of the knowledge of the allness of divine good. It is, therefore, moral as well as therapeutical. While acknowledging the value of faith, it advances beyond trustfulness to truthworthiness. On the foregoing the author of “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” is very emphatic, for on page 398 she says: “Even a blind faith removes bodily ailments for a season, but hypnotism changes such ills into new and more difficult forms of disease. The Science of Mind must come to the rescue, to work a radical cure.”

"Christian Science is based entirely..."
January 24, 1925

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