As Christian Science healings are not faith-healings in...

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As Christian Science healings are not faith-healings in the generally accepted meaning of the word "faith," your contributor "Medicus" has conveyed a wrong impression in his article "The Slavery of Fear," which appeared in a recent issue, wherein he associates Christian Science healings with what is called "blind faith." Therefore I ask leave to correct the misunderstanding.

Just as it is understanding of and not mere faith in the rule of mathematics which enables one to compute correctly, so it is not blind faith in a supernatural power, but an understanding of the fact that man is perfect even as his "Father which is in heaven is perfect," which gives to students of Christian Science that measure of freedom from fear which they realize to be man's birthright.

On page 328 of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: 'These signs shall follow them that believe... they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.' It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying."

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