The Christianity taught by Christ Jesus included spiritual...

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The Christianity taught by Christ Jesus included spiritual or metaphysical healing. The basis of Christianity is love, the all-embracing love of the infinite creator for His infinite creation. Christ Jesus taught and demonstrated a practical and infallible system of Mind-healing. He required no medical diagnosis of any case that came to him. His metaphysical diagnosis placed every disease and human ill in its proper category of unreality. His healings were not supernatural or miraculous; they were the logical outcome of his understanding of the relationship of God and man. His words, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," indicated that the power to heal as he healed can be gained by each human being who correctly follows his teachings.

On page 111 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy states, "The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error." That is the gist of Christ Jesus' teaching and practice. He knew that, since God is perfect, His creation is perfect; that nothing in the form of sin, disease, or discord can be introduced into it. Through diligent search and study of the Bible and Science and Health, and by regulating our lives accordingly, we can rise to heights of spiritual thought which will enable us to heal those who are afflicted in mind, body, or estate. Through purification of thought, metaphysical healing becomes possible. Such purification is acquired and developed through constant striving to have that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." Proportionably to our constancy in dwelling in thought on the good, the pure, the true, and the holy, will these qualities be expressed in us. As our thoughts are directed more and more to the spiritual and harmonious, and dwell less and less on sin, disease, and fear, we become less and less liable to disturbance by aggressive suggestions of evil. When we become spiritually equipped, we are able to destroy the discords of material sense, and to manifest the power of Truth. "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."

September 16, 1939

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