In your issue for September 1 appeared a letter concerning...

Rio Grande Missionary

In your issue for September 1 appeared a letter concerning spiritual healing; and as Christian Scientists were referred to therein in a manner calculated to create the erroneous impression that their practice is merely psychological, the following is respectfully submitted in correction.

The power of God alone is utilized in the practice of Christian Science; the so-called human mind (or "carnal mind," as Paul has it) being excluded as a curative factor. Indeed, Christian Science shows that all psychological treatment, based on mesmerism or hypnotism, is anti-Christ; and the last state of those who resort to such treatment is apt to be worse than the first.

Christ Jesus made the distinction clear between spiritual healing and that based on suggestive methods—called casting out devils "through Beelzebub" in the Master's day. And Christian Science makes this same definite distinction between the Christ-healing and the cures that are attempted through mental suggestion, or psychology. The "kingdom of God" does not come "through Beelzebub." It only comes through the divine power.

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