In your issue of January 22 you quote some interesting...

Republican,

In your issue of January 22 you quote some interesting statements of a writer who undertakes to explain certain effects, both good and evil, resulting from various forms of superstition and mental manipulation. The incidental mention of Christian Science, which occurs in one of these statements, is misleading in that it confuses Christian Science with so-called faith-healing and mental suggestion. Christian Science is a religion based upon the teaching and works of Christ Jesus. It includes faith—an enlightened faith in an understood Principle. Its treatment, while both mental and spiritual, relies wholly on the power of Spirit to correct discordant conditions. This reliance is based on the recognition and realization that God, Spirit, is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, and that man and the spiritual universe reflect this infinite God. From this it follows that Christian Science necessarily eschews hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion, and all forms of mental manipulation. Neither does it lean upon a blind faith. Although the casual observer may regard physical healing as the most impressive feature of Christian Science, the fact remains that its chief mission is to destroy sin and to correct wrong thinking. On page 404 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes: "Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science. Both cures require the same method and are inseparable in Truth."

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