THE DIVINE THEOLOGY OF JESUS

The divine theology of Jesus, the truth of perfect creator, perfect creation, perfect man, enabled him to heal. He turned those he healed from matter to Spirit, from error to Truth, from unreality to reality. Jesus recognized that the so-clled human mind and body are inseparable, and he knew that by spiritually awakening the one he could unfailingly heal the other. Subsequently, the Apostle Paul described the modus operandi of divine healing when he wrote in his epistle to the Romans (12:2), "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

All this constituted an abrupt and radical departure from doctrinal theology and material medicine, both in Jesus' day and centuries later, when Mary Baker Eddy proclaimed to the world in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" the final revelation of Christianity as a healing and saving Science. Theology and medicine have long argued that prayer can well enough minister to wrong-mindedness, but that only material treatment in one form or another can deal effectually with a sick body. Jesus' declaration (John 6:63), "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profieth nothing," shows this line of reasoning to be fallacious.

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