A clergyman's column in your issue of October 5th contained...

Arkansas Gazette

A clergyman's column in your issue of October 5th contained some misleading remarks. The statement to the effect that Christian Scientists regard disease as an "illusion" calls for an explanatory statement.

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in her book, "No and Yes" (p. 4): "Disease is more than imagination; it is a human error, a constituent part of what comprise the whole of mortal existence,—namely, material sensation and mental delusion. . . . On the ground that harmony is the truth of being, the Science of Mind-healing destroys the feasibility of disease; hence error of thought becomes fable instead of fact. Science demonstrates the reality of Truth and the unreality of the error." Jesus taught his disciples and followers to heal (or destroy) sin, disease, and death. He said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." There is a multitude of people scattered all over the world who turned to Christian Science for aid when in dire need of physical healing, many having been pronounced incurable by physicians, and are now healthy and happy, praising God, "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."

The Scriptures are emphatic in stating that the material world is only temporal and must pass away. What the human or carnal mind beholds and claims as real is material, consequently unreal from the standpoint of Spirit, God; for the Scriptures affirm that God's creation is spiritual, not material or temporal. St. Paul writes, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

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