In your today's issue a clergyman, referring to the recently...

Eastern Daily Press

In your today's issue a clergyman, referring to the recently established Church of Healing in Brighton, is reported as having said that "spiritual healing had no relation to Christian Science nor to spiritualistic healing." In case this statement leads some of your readers to erroneous conclusions about Christian Science, may I briefly point out that in Christian Science spiritual healing is understood to be the realization of the ever-presence and all-power of God, Spirit, or Mind, the understanding and demonstration of spiritual law, the law of divine Love, the law of the unchangeable perfection of God's creation.

One quotation from our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, makes this clear (p. 482): "Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease." Taking the Bible as authority, Christian Science uses the words Spirit, Mind, Truth, Love as synonyms for God. Therefore, healing as practiced by Christian Scientists is preeminently spiritual, as they rely solely on God, Spirit.

Christian Science has no relation to spiritualism, nor does it bear the slightest resemblance to spiritualistic theories of healing.

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October 26, 1935

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