"And I will cure them"

In the midst of tribulation there came to the prophet Jeremiah a heavenly vision of happier times for humanity in these divinely reassuring words: "Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth." It is significant that health was to synchronize with the revelation of peace and truth.

We see in the history of the children of Israel that from the earliest times spiritual healing was practiced among them. The few Biblical records of any resort to material means for healing stand out as prominent exceptions. In II Chronicles we read of King Asa, who sought help of the physicians instead of God, and "slept with his fathers." In the Gospel according to Mark we read of the woman who had been afflicted with hemorrhage for twelve years, who "had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse." This woman was healed by Christ Jesus through spiritual means alone.

The teachings of Mary Baker Eddy draw a sharp line of demarcation between divine healing, the healing of Christian Science, and the methods of medical science and mental science, so called. While our Leader lovingly respects the humane efforts of all honest physicians, she is immovable in her divinely inspired dictum that there can be no possible coalition between Christian Science and material methods of healing.

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"Formulas Forbidden"
April 20, 1929

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