For the information of your many readers, will you kindly...

Montana Churchman

For the information of your many readers, will you kindly publish the following correction to an article appearing in a recent issue of the Montana Churchman. The writer of the article would imply that it is a mistake to trust ourselves entirely to God for our healing and salvation, as evidenced by his statement: "Our faith in the things which our church teaches and provides for us will save us from the mistakes of Christian Science. . . . We believe that both doctor and priest are administering the healing gifts of God and that they should co-operate in overcoming the ravages of disease."

The sincerity of the writer is appreciated, and we are grateful for his acknowledgment that Christian Science teaches men to rely wholly upon God for healing and salvation, which we would add is in full accord with the Scriptures. It is not a mistake to place full reliance upon God; in fact the Scripture commands us, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," and the Lord's Prayer acknowledges no power apart from God, in the words, "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever." Jesus acknowledged God's power as ever present; he prescribed no material remedies, but healed sickness and sin through the ever-present power of God.

November 16, 1940

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