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Brighouse and Elland Echo

Your correspondent takes exception to a Christian Science lecturer's remark that illness is a mistaken belief. What were the views of Christ Jesus on this important subject? If sickness were real, Jesus would not and could not have healed it; but in order to understand this statement it is necessary to define "reality." Mrs. Eddy does this in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." She writes (p. 335): "Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality."

When Jesus healed disease he proved for all time that it is not real; that it is not of or from God, but is simply a manifestation of a mistaken state of thought, the outcome of erroneous views entertained about God, man, and creation. Errors of the human mind are not rectified by the human mind, but only by thoughts originating in the divine Mind, God, which partake of the nature of God, or Truth. Christ Jesus made this clear when he said "to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" —that is, free from all that is unlike God, including sin, disease, and death.

It is admitted by all fair-minded persons that Christian Scientists as a body are healthy and happy, and it is difficult to understand how they can possibly be a menace to others.

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