Signs of the Times

Healing Ministry

[Dr. Henry M. Edmonds, in the Birmingham Post, Alabama]

I am debtor to the Christian Scientists. They helped to rescue us from the teaching of the nineteenth century that everything was matter. For a time they seemed to have gone too far, but we always move in pendulum swings. And their position is not more extreme than the accepted teaching of physics today that everything at bottom is electrical.

They restored health to its place among the concerns of the church. Much more needs to be done in this direction in all our thinking and in all our programs, but a vast deal has already been accomplished. As believers in God we are nearer than we have been since Biblical days to the acceptance of the privilege and responsibility of personal and community health. There were never before so many people exploring the problem as to the relation between health and holiness. In derivation they are one word. Are they one in practice? They are much nearer so than many of us used to think.

December 12, 1942

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