In a recent issue of the Morning News, a doctor, in...

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In a recent issue of the Morning News, a doctor, in speaking of the body, dwelt upon the subject of "Faith-Healing—Its Uses and Abuses." The writer clearly brought out the fact that the wrong mental attitude is responsible for many an ailment. He believes "that the various health cults have helped many people who were worrying about themselves and by this faith-healing have been restored to good health."

Faith has been an attribute of men throughout all ages. The writer of the epistle to the Hebrews alludes to the faith exercised by Biblical characters, from Abel down to the time of Christ Jesus, "the author and finisher of our faith." Jesus' complete understanding of the Father, his absolute reliance on God's omnipotence, enabled him to heal "all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people." To his twelve disciples Jesus gave "power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease."

For about three hundred years after the time of Christ Jesus, the power to heal through divine agency was exercised, and then it became seemingly lost. In the last century it was clearly revealed to Mary Baker Eddy that this healing power was not lost, but is just as available now as when Jesus utilized it for his innumerable healings. After years of searching the Scriptures it was made clear to her that the law governing divine healing operates at all times, and, like the law of mathematics, brings right results in proportion to the correct application of that law. Mrs. Eddy obeyed in its entirety the command of Christ Jesus to preach the gospel and heal the sick, preaching the Science of Christianity and healing the sick, and every Christian Scientist is expected to obey the Master's injunction.

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April 28, 1934

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