In your issue of April 18 you publish an excerpt from a...


In your issue of April 18 you publish an excerpt from a sermon in which the clergyman states that "there is a tremendous lot of fanaticism about this healing by prayer and faith," and questions God's willingness to heal men of sickness directly, but states that in some way He does heal through material methods indirectly.

He also makes the astounding statement that "God has to be careful with His ordinary benevolences every day," indicating a belief that there is a limit to God, infinite good, and that it is necessary for God to conserve His benevolences and deal them out sparingly. If this is the "whole philosophy and program of the universe" that this clergyman fears would be upset if God should fulfill His promises to heal the sick directly in answer to "the prayer of faith" (spiritual understanding) his fears will be realized, because Christian Science is destroying such erroneous beliefs by demonstrating that, as Mrs. Eddy states, "God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 495); and God governs through spiritual laws, not matter.

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