In a recent issue of your paper a writer asks the question,...

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In a recent issue of your paper a writer asks the question, "Has mind power over matter, as Christian Scientists allege?" The writer then tells of the results of experiments made by a physician showing that it does. The writer, no doubt, was referring to the action of the human mind, because he further stated that "mind won't cure cancer, put a filling in a tooth, heal an abscess, or set a broken bone." Christian Science rightly draws a sharp line of distinction between the human mind, or "carnal mind" as Paul calls it, and the divine, supreme, infinite Mind, which is God. Paul tells us that "the carnal mind is enmity against God." Surely, then, it is enmity against man, God's image and likeness. In fact, the so-called human mind is the source of all the fears and false beliefs that make men sick and sinful, and it is in no wise related to the divine Mind. Christian Science teaches that. "Mind is God" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 469). It futher teaches that since God is infinite, there can be but one Mind.

Christ Jesus reflected and expressed the divine Mind throughout his ministry in all that he said and did, and we are admonished to let that Mind be in us "which was also in Christ Jesus." Thus, by understanding God to be Mind, and Mind to include all reality, we can come into our true heritage of freedom and dominion as children of God. Hence Christian Science, in turning mankind away from the human to the divine Mind for deliverance from both sickness and sin, is reestablishing primitive Christian healing. On page 162 of Science and Health we read: "Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind."

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