The reference to Christian Science by a doctor under...

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The reference to Christian Science by a doctor under "Health and Diet Advice," appearing in your recent issue, was undoubtedly intended to be kindly. Nevertheless, his classifying Christian Science with psychology, mental science, and new-thought may erroneously convey to some of your readers, not otherwise informed, that Christian Science teaches a mode of mental suggestion.

Christian Science treatment, as applied to diseased or sinful conditions, is not a play upon the imagination, nor an endeavor to arouse in one who turns to it for help a mere fanciful suggestion "that he is going to become well." Such mental processes are no more to be found in the purely spiritual ministrations of Christian Science healing than psychology, mental science, so called, and the like, are to be found in the healing ministry of Christ Jesus.

Despite the clear teachings of the inspired Word of the Bible, that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," and that "God saw every thing made he had made, and, behold, it was very good," the human mind still affirms that certain so-called natural laws produce sickness, sin, and a multitude of other discordant conditions. Moreover, this mortal or carnal mind claims ability to cure or destroy these evils, to which it has ascribed reality and power. Such methods of reasoning are unquestionably fallacious. The Christian Science method of healing is entirely Christianly scientific, perfectly safe when applied to any disease; and when rightly understood it never fails. On the strictly Scriptural basis of one creator and one creation, Christian Science declares that evil and its concomitants—fear, sickness, and all lack—must inevitably yield to the law of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus, the Mind or Spirit called God. In brief, as light destroys darkness, so does God, the ever present omnipotent Father, Life, Truth, and Love, annihilate everthing unlike Himself. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy has written (p. 233): "Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil."

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