A preacher spoke in your city on September 27 using...


A preacher spoke in your city on September 27 using as his subject "Moral and Immoral Healing." The interest of Christian Scientists in this is that certain statements made by him might be inferred by some to refer to Christian Science. May I ask space in your paper to make the following brief comment?

One understands that to be moral which, through proper differentiation between good and evil, is adherent to the right. Christian Science makes strong moral demands on men. It demands purification of thought and deed; obedience to law and gospel; a striving to attain to the fulfilling of the admonition of Christ Jesus, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." This requires a looking away from the fleshly or mortal to the spiritual and true. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes (p. 460): "Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being,—on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities. Its pharmacy is moral, and its medicine is intellectual and spiritual, though used for physical healing. Yet this most fundamental part of metaphysics is the one most difficult to understand and demonstrate, for to the material thought all is material, till such thought is rectified by Spirit."

Christian Scientists recognize that the mortal or carnal mind is the cause of sickness; also, that sickness and all inharmony appear to be real only in and to this so-called mind. By displacing the false thinking of the carnal mind, and replacing its falsity with the truth about the real or spiritual man as the reflection of God, divine Mind, who is now and always has been perfect and changeless, one is awakened from the dream of sickness and inharmony to the true facts about the real, spiritual man.

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