It will be recalled that when John the Baptist sent two of...

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It will be recalled that when John the Baptist sent two of his disciples to inquire as to the Messiahship of the Master, Jesus pointed to the healing that was accomplished through his ministry, confident that those works would suffice to confirm the verity of his divine mission and sonship. Similarly, Christian Scientists, when questioned as to their religion and practice, point to the fact of the unnumbered thousands who have been redeemed from wickedness and sin, and healed of "all manner of sickness and all manner of disease" through its teachings, as a sufficient proof of the fidelity of these teachings to those of the Bible.

Also, just as the Saviour said that "the kingdom of God" came nigh to those healed through divine power, so those healed and redeemed through Christian Science experience an inward spiritual awakening and grace, thus further demonstrating that the precepts and practice of Christian Science are identical with those laid down and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

As to the unreality of sin, sickness, pain, and death, Christian Science holds, and proves, that inasmuch as these evils do not originate with God, and are not supported by Him, they are unreal because destructible. If sin, sickness, suffering, and death were real, even the Master could not have overcome them, for "whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever," as we read in Ecclesiastes. True, the evil, painful experiences that mortals appear to have to contend with continually do seem very real to all; but they are not real in a scientific sense, because they are not of God. The harmonious and spiritual alone are real and eternal.

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God, Good, Is Supreme
November 1, 1930

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