A recent issue of the Leader carried the report of a...


A recent issue of the Leader carried the report of a sermon in which the minister was represented as having discussed hypnotism and what he termed "the power which the mind has over the body," and, in the course of this discussion, as having alluded to this as showing "the reason that Christian Science really does help and restore to health many people."

I feel confident that the minister did not intend to classify Christian Science with hypnotism or "will power," because he immediately went on to say that "the truth in religion is that God wills health," but the two subjects were presented so closely that some readers might receive a wrong impression, and the point is so important from the standpoint of Christian Science that I shall appreciate space in your columns for the following explanation.

Christian Science teaches that the cause of all disease obtains in mortal mind. Obviously, then, the remedy must be sought in a source beyond this mind, and that source, in the practice of Christian Science, is the immortal divine Mind, or infinite Principle—God.

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December 2, 1939

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