In your issue of June 24 appears an article in which the...


In your issue of June 24 appears an article in which the "power of suggestion" and "a Christian Science cure" were mentioned, which might be taken by some of your readers to mean one and the same thing. May I, therefore, ask space for a correction of this misrepresentation of Christian Science.

Many suppose that the teaching and practice of Christian Science is the concentration of the human mind; but that is as far from this teaching and practice as darkness is from daylight. Instead of operating in any way like "suggestion," Christian Science accomplishes healing through the destruction of belief in any form of suggestion of the human mind; it is the restoration of the divine healing practiced by Jesus and the early Christians.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 144) the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, says: "Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned. Willing the sick to recover is not the metaphysical practice of Christian Science, but is sheer animal magnetism. Human will-power may infringe the rights of man. It produces evil continually, and is not a factor in the realism of being. Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, 'Peace, be still.'"

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