In an item appearing in a recent issue entitled "Right Thinking Has Much To Do With Physical Well-Being,"...

Evening News,

In an item appearing in a recent issue entitled "Right Thinking Has Much To Do With Physical Well-Being," a United States senator from New York is quoted as saying, "Our Christian Science friends are in possession of a great blessing," and also, "They have learned that fear of one variety and another is at the root of most of our troubles." The senator should be commended for making such a statement, and Christian Scientists appreciate it very much. Please permit me, however, to add to this good statement of the senator that Christian Scientists are not alone aware of the fact that fear is the basis of many of their troubles, but they are learning how to overcome this objectionable element of the carnal mind. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," on page 411, "The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin." Fear will be eliminated in the minds of mortals when it is understood that the one divine Mind, God, governs every right action, motive, and thought, here and now. Obedience to divine law brings harmony to mortals, whereas obedience to mortal theories, man-made creeds, beliefs, and doctrines, tends to induce disease and discord. Likewise, misunderstandings that the senator refers to are overcome by knowing and relying on the one divine Mind, God, "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases." Christian Science is to-day teaching mortals how all this good may be accomplished, and in fact is regenerating mortals in conformity with Paul's statement, "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." The senator further says a great man of old said, As a man "thinketh in his heart, so is he." Knowing this, why do we not act upon its implied direction? In reply to this question, Christian Science teaches that because mortals do not understand God and rely on Him for all good, but on the contrary, look to the body for health, they are overcome with disease and discord. The great value of Christian Science is that it is teaching mortals to look to God for their health and for their all, as Christ Jesus taught.

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