The article on Christian Science and nature cure in the...


The article on Christian Science and nature cure in the August number needs some clarification. Christian Science recognizes not only the demand, "Thy will be done," but teaches that men should live in accordance with all the commands of Christ Jesus, who said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." For such works surely it is necessary to have a certain measure of that Mind of which Paul writes, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." At the conclusion of the Gospel according to Mark, we are told how healings as "signs following" attended those who understood and lived according to the teachings of Jesus. The same thing occurs today through Christian Science. Christian Science is not a mere curative method which has for its sole aim the healing of bodily illness, but it is a revival of primitive Christianity, and the healings are only the outward manifestation of an inner transformation.

Certain materially-minded people may find the moral and spiritual demands of Christian Science too great, and turn their backs on it. Concentrating thought on a material sense of health is the opposite of Christian Science and by it is classed as error, along with other forms of human will, hypnotism, suggestion, sorcery, and so forth.

March 24, 1934

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