The kindly attitude towards Mary Baker Eddy that was...

California Health News

The kindly attitude towards Mary Baker Eddy that was indicated by an editor's note about an item in your issue of June 21, is appreciated, but an ambiguous inference therein that "the power of mind" is the curative agency of Christian Science may have given your readers a wrong impression of this religion.

Mrs. Eddy makes a clear distinction between the divine Mind and mortal mind, sometimes called carnal mind. She teaches that the divine Mind is God, infinite good, but that mortal mind is a falsity and is evil. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 239) she says: "If action proceeds from the divine Mind, action is harmonious. If it comes from erring mortal mind, it is discordant and ends in sin, sickness, death. These two opposite sources never mingle in fount or stream."

Jesus healed sin, sickness, and other discordant conditions by rejecting mortal mind and utilizing the power of divine Mind. Christian Science follows the Master's method.

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January 16, 1937

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