[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of October 5-7 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 27 - Should Religion Heal?—Part III

[This is the third in a special group of four programs on the subject "Should Religion Heal?"]

HOST: In the past twenty years or so, there's been a growing interest in spiritual healing among large Christian denominations. Ministers and others have been writing about the importance of healing in the work of Christianity, and some remarkable cures have taken place.

But, for the most part, the view has been accepted that prayer and medical treatment need to go hand in hand. This, of course, is definitely not the position of Christian Science, the religion best known in the field of Christian healing. As many people know, Christian Science holds that healing prayer is the prayer of absolute reliance on divine power—absolute conviction—stemming from the understanding of God.

But why do Christian Scientists take this position? What precedent do you find in the Bible?

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