In your issue of Friday, December 5, there appeared...

Loughborough Echo

In your issue of Friday, December 5, there appeared the report of a meeting of the Loughborough Debating Society, at which some reference was made to "Christian Science," "faith healing," and "illusion." Will you kindly grant me space in your next issue to make clear to your readers something of what Christian Science teaches about "faith" and "illusion"?

Mrs. Eddy writes on pages 20 and 21 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1901: "Christian Scientists are not hypnotists, they are not mortal mind-curists, nor faith-curists; they have faith, but they have Science, understanding, and works as well." Christian Science teaches that God made man in His image and likeness; and, therefore, man must be Godlike, and reflect or express the Godlike qualities of harmony, peace, joy, dominion. God has not created anything unlike Himself; and as God is the only power, there is no other power to create pain, sin, sickness, discord, death. These are therefore regarded as illusions.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 475): "Man is spiritual and perfect, and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science." "Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness."

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