Your correspondent, under the heading "Divine Healing,"...

Yarmouth Mercury

Your correspondent, under the heading "Divine Healing," asks whether I seek to "link up Christian Science with the work of divine healing as taught by the clergy of the Church of England and many ministers of the Nonconformist churches." I certainly do not wish to link up Christian Science with any particular denomination, for Christian Science has no doctrinal beliefs, but recognizes the Bible as the only authority.

There is nothing new about divine healing, and if my letter, to which your correspondent refers, is read carefully, it will be seen that I never implied such a thing. Even before the advent of Christ Jesus there were many instances of healings through divine power, as recorded in the Old Testament. We know today that wireless waves must have existed long before they were discovered and the laws governing their use learned and demonstrated. Christian Science or the Science of the Christ-healing has existed throughout all time. (Did not Jesus say, "Before Abraham was, I am"?) But it remained for Mary Baker Eddy to discover and reduce the laws governing divine or spiritual healing to human apprehension and demonstration. Sixty years ago she published the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," thus bringing within the reach of all the means of gaining that spiritual understanding of God as Life, Truth, and Love which alone heals spiritually.

Many years ago Mrs. Eddy wrote in her book "Pulpit and Press" (p. 22), "If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name."

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