In your recent issue a doctor is quoted as implying that...

Wisconsin State Journal

In your recent issue a doctor is quoted as implying that faith healing and Christian Science are identical or similar. Since faith is so generally associated with belief, your readers might get the impression that Christian Science rests upon belief; whereas Christian Science is what its name implies, the Science or knowledge of the Christ or truth about God, man, and the universe, which Christ Jesus understood, taught, and demonstrated.

It might be inferred from the article under consideration that Christian Science teaches "that there is no such thing as disease." Christian Science certainly does deny the reality of disease, but it does so from the basis that God, good, is real, hence that evil, the opposite of God, good, is unreal. The Christian Scientist applies this definition of reality and unreality in his thinking, and proves that, as stated by Mary Baker Eddy in her work "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 252): "Right thoughts are reality and power; wrong thoughts are unreality and powerless, possessing the nature of dreams. Good thoughts are potent; evil thoughts are impotent, and they should appear thus. Continuing this category, we learn that sick thoughts are unreality and weakness; while healthy thoughts are reality and strength." In this way it is learned that disease "is all in the mind" and is gradually eliminated from experience through continuing in this process of thinking.

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