Will you kindly give me space in which to correct a wrong...


Will you kindly give me space in which to correct a wrong impression regarding Christian Science in the article "Today," in a recent issue of your paper? The writer mentions a case of a major operation "performed on a woman under hypnotic control, no anæsthetic," and says: "Physical suffering and all other troubles are in the brain. Ask your Christian Science friend." From the above statement the casual reader, who does not understand the teachings of Christian Science, might infer that Christian Science is similar to hypnotism. Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 442), "Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true." The statement regarding physical suffering and all other troubles being in the brain can also be answered clearly in Mrs. Eddy's words in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 185): "The will of God, or power of Spirit, is made manifest as Truth, and through righteousness,—not as or through matter,—and it strips matter of all claims, abilities or disabilities, pains or pleasures. Self-renunication of all that constitutes a so-called material man, and the acknowledgment and achievement of his spiritual identify as the child of God, is Science that opens the very flood-gates of heaven; whence good flows into every avenue of being, cleansing mortals of all uncleanness, destroying all suffering, and demonstrating the true image and likeness."

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Immanuel—"God with us"
March 31, 1928

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