The healing and regenerating power of Christian Science...

Stead's Review

The healing and regenerating power of Christian Science is so widely acknowledged to-day that the questioning of its efficacy is rather unusual. Yet this and other points are raised in the article, "Christian Science, Its Success and Limitations," appearing in a recent issue of your journal. The article, while containing several kindly references to Christian Science, is in certain respects misleading. Throughout the world there are to-day hundreds of thousands of our fellow-men (and their number is increasing daily) who, as a last resort, turned to Christian Science for physical healing, and are now living witnesses of the healing power of prayer as taught in its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

The philosophy of Karma and of reincarnation and the methods of the Yogis of India, mentioned in the article, are the very opposite of Christian Science, which is based on the understanding of the oneness, the omnipotence and omnipresence, of the divine Mind, God, human minds and material methods not being factors in divine healing or in true worship to-day, any more than they were in the days of the Nazarene Prophet. It does not follow because the Bible and the Christian Science textbook take the place of oral addresses at our church services that thereby fresh light is prevented from being thrown on the teachings of Christian Science. Daily the students of this Science prayerfully study the Lesson-Sermon (comprised of passages from the Bible and Science and Health) for the forthcoming Sunday. Each worshiper thus draws from the impersonal sermon such instruction and nourishment as his unfolding consciousness can receive. And the unfoldment of Truth is infinite, because Truth is infinite.

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