The Same Principle Heals Sin and Disease

"Son , be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." This statement to a sick man as recorded in the ninth chapter of Matthew's Gospel shows that Christ Jesus, the greatest healer of all time, discerned the relationship of sin to disease in the carnal mind's enslavement of mankind. With clear, spiritual insight, Mrs. Eddy recognized this relationship and stated in Science and Health (p. 406), "Sin and sickness are both healed by the same Principle."

When Jesus healed the man sick of the palsy by forgiving his sins, the scribes who were present considered the Master's statement to be blasphemous. To this Jesus replied: "Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house."

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