My attention has been called to the editorial remarks in...


My attention has been called to the editorial remarks in a recent issue of the Telegram in regard to a clergyman's advocating faith in God's healing powers, the remarks ending with the question, "Did the reverend doctor ever hear of faith curing a broken leg in modern times?" The writer is evidently not aware of the fact that fractured and dislocated bones are not infrequently set and healed by the application of Christian Science—by mental surgery alone. Mere "faith" may not accomplish this, but faith based upon spiritual understanding can. To restore normal and healthy conditions in cases of injured limbs simply requires a more advanced faith, a faith founded on a greater understanding of spiritual law and spiritual truth; and Christian Science is giving both. Those who attend the meetings held in all Christian Science churches on Wednesday evenings know that testimonies of healing through spiritual understanding, and without the aid of material means, are not at all uncommon.

The editorial writer says that if the reverend doctor should develop cancer or a broken leg he might discover that "Providence leaves something for science and the doctors to do." But the fact remains, that to those who have the faith begotten of spiritual understanding, "with God all things are possible" as the Bible declares. Christian Science is reviving this understanding faith which makes possible the healing of broken bones and dislocated joints—yes, of cancer too—to-day as in the time of Jesus, when he made the lame walk, or when Peter and John did the same thing, as related in the third chapter of Acts. The healing of the bony structures of the body through spiritual means alone will become more frequent as, to quote Mrs. Eddy (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 401), "the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind."

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