In a recent issue there appears a synopsis of a lecture...

Paisley Daily Express

In a recent issue there appears a synopsis of a lecture given recently by a clergyman at the New Jerusalem Church. He took for his subject Christian Science, but had evidently gleaned his information about it from unreliable sources. Had he studied Mrs. Eddy's works carefully, he would have found that she gives the definition of Christian Science on page 1 of her book "Rudimental Divine Science" as follows: "The law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony." Christian Science healing is the fulfillment of the words of our Master, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Christian Science healing is not the result of the action of one so-called human mind on another human mind, as our critic supposes; and it has nothing in common with psychotherapy, suggestion, or any other method of the human mind, since it relies entirely on the Mind of Christ.

Our critic says, "Neither Christian Scientists nor any other mental healer could prove that by mental processes alone could a broken limb be set, the ravages of cholera abated, or intelligence given to an imbecile." Jesus was the greatest mental healer the world has ever known. He healed "all manner of disease," and even raised the dead, through spiritual or divinely mental means alone. The prophets before him and his disciples after him performed similar works by this means. Christian Science teaches that God is divine Mind; that God's power is the power of truth; and that all truth is spiritually mental. It teaches that sin, disease, and death are not creations of God, are not actualities of true being; therefore, that they are unreal. They are the works of the devil; and Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, and to teach his followers to do likewise. Christian Science teaches the necessity for repentance and regeneration. If a child studying mathematics insisted that two and two make five, he would never solve correctly a sum which involved the addition of two and three. The turning from such a mistaken belief, by knowing that two and two make four, is necessary before harmonious results can be obtained. The furnace of affliction and the refiner's fire are experienced in the narrow way of Christian Science, which leads from materiality to spirituality.

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