The reference made to Christian Science in an article appearing...

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The reference made to Christian Science in an article appearing in a recent issue, furnished by the Fulton Medical Society, is misleading, without, perhaps, intending so to be. Hence, the following explanation, which we request that you kindly publish, is respectfully submitted. When stating that "the human body will care for itself and will remain in good condition if one lives correctly," the writer of the article infers that the accomplishment of such correct living does not result from the practice of Christian Science, but that one need only to "work correctly, play correctly, eat correctly, and sleep correctly, and to curb self-indulgence," in order to attain and enjoy good health and happiness. While such a mode of living as recommended by your correspondent may be very desirable, it is not, however, an ultimate means to obtaining good health and happiness. This assertion is made in accordance with the authoritative warning sounded by Christ Jesus: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on." Many Bible students now thoroughly comprehend that although the Master did not recommend any form of diet or hygiene, as a means to health or happiness, he did stress the fact that purity of thought, or spiritual-mindedness, brings into daily experience the realization of the allness of good; as when he said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

There is nothing mysterious about Christian Science healing to those who understand it, nor is it related in any manner to mental or physical manipulations, or to psychotherapy. Christian Science is purely the Science of Christ, the Science of Christianity as taught and practiced by Christ Jesus and his followers. Perhaps it is not strange that some people today may believe that Christian Science is mysterious, when it is remembered that there were those when Jesus sojourned among men who, not understanding his Science, deemed strange his teachings and practice in healing sin and disease.

November 14, 1925
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