In your issue of the twenty-fourth inst., under the caption...

Evening Dispatch

In your issue of the twenty-fourth inst., under the caption "Church and People," your correspondent D. C. M.," in "Ministering to a Mind Diseased," points out the need of faith and, with appreciation, classifies Christian Science with faith-healing.

This may lead to misunderstanding of the teachings of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, points out that faith is "a chrysalis state of human thought" (Science and Health, p. 297), and must be advanced to spiritual understanding, which contradicts material sense testimony with the knowledge of Truth.

The master Metaphysician, Christ Jesus, never regarded sin or disease as actual, the reason being that God never made anything unlike Himself. It was through the righteous judgment, which is the result of spiritual understanding, that the Master healed "all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people."

The Christian Scientist, therefore, strives to emulate him and judge after the Spirit, not after the flesh. It is this spiritual understanding that destroys sickness and sin.

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December 18, 1937

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