In a recent issue your report of a sermon by a rabbi contains...


In a recent issue your report of a sermon by a rabbi contains a reference to Christian Science which requires a brief correction. The rabbi is reported to have said: "Christian Science is blind to the facts of disease. ... We tolerate it, though we know that if this belief would become universal, disease would soon destroy the human race." Far from being blind to the facts of disease in human experience, Christian Science clears the vision, and enables its followers to perceive something of the perfection of God's creation as recorded in Genesis: "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." In the light of this positive Biblical declaration, the eyes of Christian Scientists have been opened, not closed, to the fact regarding disease, namely, its unreality. From this standpoint, Christian are enabled, not to ignore, but to meet and overcome in a practical manner, the numerous phases of erroneous belief in the presence and power of evil. In its healing and redemptive mission the ultimate success of Christian Science is unlimited; for our confidence and trust is in Lord, who, in the words of the Psalmist, "healeth all thy diseases."

Irrespective of the fear of annihilation, as expressed by the rabbi, universal reliance on God is the one and only panacea for all evil beliefs; and absolute reliance on God becomes possible only through spiritual understanding.

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