My attention has been called to a paragraph in a column...


My attention has been called to a paragraph in a column entitled "Health and Beauty" which appeared in your paper recently, and which may give a wrong impression of Christian Science teachings to your readers. I should appreciate the courtesy of space to correct the erroneous statments.

While the author is correct in stating that Christian Scientists conclude that "pain is an error of mortal mind," she evidently misunderstands their method of dealing with it. Students of Christian Science are taught to remove this or any other discordant "error of mortal mind" by replacing it with the truth that man, as the Bible teaches, is the image and likeness of God, and thus eternally harmonious and spiritual. This is the scientific action of the divine Mind on the human consciousness and the opposite of mental suggestion. Christian Science does not counsel the ignoring of discord, but vigorously disposes of it by denying it reality as of God's creation. The understanding of the presence and power of God results in the destruction not only of the pain, but of the so-called physical cause of the pain as well, thus healing the individual. As stated in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 392), "Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them."

That healings of pain and disease of all kinds as the result of Christian Science treatment are permanent, and not, as indicated in the article in question, the result of suggestion and temporary in effect, has been proved in the experience of thousands of grateful men and women in all parts of the world. Authentic testimonies of such healings are available in the files of The Christian Science Publishing Society at Boston.

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