My attention has been called to an article in your recent...

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My attention has been called to an article in your recent issue, entitled "Our Best Friends and Worst Enemies," by Dr. Frank Crane. The substance of the article was largely informative and helpful in showing that thoughts, either good or bad, had a direct effect on the happiness, health, and success of the individual. He stated that systems of healing were based on this fact, and that "Christian Science largely depends on our control of our thoughts, and the Coue system rests upon the same basis." This statement is quite incorrect, but I am sure it was only made through not being fully conversant with the facts of Christian Science healing. The Christian Scientist adheres to the practice of the master Christian, Christ Jesus, as exemplified in his statement, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." In other words, an unswerving, reliant understanding of the infinite divine intelligence, or Mind, which is God, results in spiritual healing, permanent and complete. Autosuggestion,—the admitted practice of M. Coue,—mesmerism, hypnotism, and so-called mental healing, are the unavailing methods of the carnal, human, mortal mind, which "is enmity against God," to work a change upon itself. These are described in the Bible as "the wisdom of this world," which "is foolishness with God." There is no spiritual progress or permanent material benefit from human suggestion. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the textbook of Christian Science (pp. 82, 83), "In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one."

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