Spiritual Power

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 454), "The superiority of spiritual power over sensuous is the central point of Christian Science." Christian Science declares that God is infinite Spirit; that He is omnipotent, all-powerful; and it concludes from this that spiritual power alone is real power. And since Spirit is infinite and spiritual power the only real power, Christian Science denies reality to matter and to so-called material power. The truth which Christian Science declares may not at first be accepted by those to whom it is affirmed, since matter seems to make such a strong appeal through what mortals call the material senses; it may even be strenuously opposed. But whoever admits the truth can put it to the test for himself, for spiritual-mindedness is capable of producing marvelous results in the healing of sickness and sin.

The greatest spiritual healer of all time was Christ Jesus, and he was the most spiritually-minded man who ever lived on earth. No one, surely, who knows something of his life fails to see that it was his spirituality that wrought the wonderful deeds which characterized his ministry. No one, surely, who has studied without bias his career in the New Testament believes for a moment that he healed the sick and sinning by the use of drugs. Jesus admittedly stands out as the humblest, wisest, most spiritually enlightened of men; and it was his spiritual understanding, made manifest in his Godlike nature, that brought about every act of healing performed by him during his three years of self-sacrificing labor.

The Master was marvelously pure, marvelously unselfish, marvelously kind. Think how the children responded to his love! Think how his disciples and his friends responded to his love! And his purity, unselfishness, and lovingkindness measured his spirituality and made him the wonder-worker he was. Our Leader says (ibid., p. 51), "His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead."

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Effective Denunciation
November 2, 1929

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