In the article on the subject in Der freie Rätier, occultism...

Der freie Rätier

In the article on the subject in Der freie Rätier, occultism is called a public danger. The danger of occultism is that it is not in accordance with the Christian teaching: "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." The article makes, however, a great mistake in classing Christian Science with occultism. Christian Science considers the above saying of Christ Jesus to be the indispensable rule of conduct among men. This teaching is the exact contrary of "the secret hidden in the dark, not coming to the light, and shunning publicity," as occultism is defined by the writer. Christian Science neither is a secret teaching nor has a secret teaching; it is the reinstatement of primitive Christianity. When a healing of sin or sickness occurs, it is not the work of human will power, but is one of those signs that Jesus promised his followers (Mark 16:17–18). Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 4), "To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done."

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