Your issue of August 17 contains a short article on "The...

Kensington News

Your issue of August 17 contains a short article on "The Power of Suggestion," in which it is stated that "the influence of mind over matter is the backbone of the faith of Christian Science." This is not the case.

Christian Science teaches that God is infinite Mind, and that man is His spiritual image and likeness. It reveals also that, as St. Paul declares, the carnal or human mind is "enmity against God," and is the cause of every discordant condition. That which is the cause of discord cannot become the creator of harmony. St. Paul saw this clearly and therefore exhorted his hearers to be transformed by the renewing of their minds, and to let that Mind be in them "which was also in Christ Jesus."

The Mind which enabled Christ Jesus to heal the sick, reform the sinner, and raise the dead was obviously not the carnal mind, or mind of the flesh, which crucified him. In the practice of Christian Science, the divine Mind only is employed, and, as Mary Baker Eddy says on page x of the Preface to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the human mind "is not a factor in the Principle of Christian Science." It will be seen, therefore, that Christian Science is in no way connected with suggestion or psychotherapy, which are methods of the human or carnal mind.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

November 2, 1935

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.