In his contribution to your issue of November 6, a writer...

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In his contribution to your issue of November 6, a writer states: "Christian Science has made many people happier and better." Thousands upon thousands throughout the world will gratefully and wholeheartedly endorse this statement. But the writer also says: "The imagination has so much to do with our feelings that faith-healing and cures by suggestion are a very difficult problem. The patient says quite honestly that his pain has disappeared. This looks like a miracle."

In Mark 11:24 we read, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Was Christ Jesus then a visionary? Did he preach suggestion and play on the imagination? Or did he lay down the unalterable law so wonderfully expressed by Mary Baker Eddy in the opening passages of the chapter on Prayer in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love"?

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