As reported in your paper a doctor, in his lecture on...

Isle of Wight County Press,

As reported in your paper a doctor, in his lecture on "Science and the Unseen World," included Christian Science as a species of faith healing. This is not correct. Faith healing, as the term is commonly used, is healing without understanding and implies a blind faith in God, whereas healing in Christian Science is based on certain knowledge of God and the understanding of man's relation to God. Mere belief in God may be more easily gained than the understanding of spiritual facts, but it will not bring the manifestation of God's ever-presence and omnipotence. Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writing on this point in "Retrospection and Introspection" (p.54), describes the prayer of blind faith as an "appeal to God for relief through a humanized conception of His power," and contrasts it with the divine way,—drinking Jesus' cup, being baptized with his baptism, gaining the end through persecution and purity." She goes on to say, "Millions are believing in God or good, without bearing the fruits of goodness, not having reached its Science;" and again, "Blind belief cannot say with the apostle, 'I know whom I have believed.'"

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February 20, 1926

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