The frank and generous credit given to Christian Science,...

Macon Evening News

The frank and generous credit given to Christian Science, as being a "healing force of great value," as expressed by a bishop, in the course of his open forum discussion at the meeting of the Georgia Pastor's School at Wesleyan College — reference to which was made in the Evening News — is cause for an expression of sincere appreciation on behalf of Christian Scientists.

It is to be regretted, however, and is cause for much surprise that, due to a misunderstanding of the fundamentals of Christian Science teaching, the reverend gentleman has associated Christian Science practice with that of suggestion, mind over matter, Hinduism, and even witchcraft.

Christian Science teaching is based wholly upon the Bible, and therefore goes beyond the position of philosophy or vague human theories. No analogy exists between Christian Science and any one of the group of theories mentioned by the churchman. The carnal mind, which Paul says is "enmity against God," is not a factor in the healing of disease by the application of the rules of Christian Science. Such healing is accomplished by naught else than "the finger of God." To use Mrs. Eddy's words in this connection, found in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (Pref., p. xi): "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation."

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