In a recent issue a missionary is stated to have said:...

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In a recent issue a missionary is stated to have said: "We differ from the Christian Scientists in that we admit there is sickness," and as this remark is misleading to your readers concerning the attitude of Christian Science towards sickness, I ask space for its correction. It is true that Christian Scientists do not admit sickness to be real, but without this distinction the claim may appear illogical. Every experience is mental, including sickness, and as God did not make sickness, Christian Scientists refuse to acknowledge it as real. By clinging to the truth that man is what the Bible declares him to be—the image and likeness of God—they destroy the untruth about man called sickness, as and when it is presented to them.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 230: "If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality."

December 24, 1938

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