Quite recently, in your esteemed paper, a doctor reviewed...


Quite recently, in your esteemed paper, a doctor reviewed most interestingly the International Sunday School Lesson, entitled, "Jesus, the Great Physician." For the benefit of your readers, allow me to state briefly the Christian Science viewpoint of healing.

In his healing of physical diseases Jesus derived his power wholly from God. His clear and full understanding of God, and of man made in the image and likeness of God, enabled him to bring about the many cures that have been generally thought of as miraculous. In full obedience to the laws of God, Jesus obtained results that were "not supernatural, but supremely natural" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, Pref., p. xi). The Principle behind his healing has always existed; but its power was exercised only sporadically before the advent of Jesus. He was its highest exponent. His disciples and Christians for two or three centuries after Jesus' time, in obedience to the same Principle, were enabled to perform the works their Master did.

It remained, however, for Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, to discover that fundamental Principle and put its rules into successful operation. Did not Jesus say, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father"? That verse has been quite generally overlooked or ignored by the Christian church. But to-day the truth of its words is being steadily and increasingly recognized. And as we let the Mind that was in Christ Jesus be in us, as Paul admonishes, we find ourselves enabled to do the works to-day that were done in his time.

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