In his further remarks, replying to my letter, the clergyman...

Warwick Advertiser and Leamington Gazette

In his further remarks, replying to my letter, the clergyman critic still believes that the "therapeutic teaching" of Christian Science "is based on a denial of the existence of an ailment," and that "this was not the method of healing employed by Christ."

In support of his claim he quotes from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The statement he quotes is separated from its context, and is deprived of its true meaning; it therefore needs correcting. The complete sentence is, "Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love,—as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit" (p. 391). The first seven words only are quoted by the vicar. This mental contradiction of erroneous conditions through rising in consciousness to perceive only Love's presence, is not only denying the existence of, but is dispelling the possibility of continuance of anything unlike God.

Jesus mentally contradicted the reality of disease in this way when he spoke of the woman who came to be healed as one "whom Satan hath bound."

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