[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of November 25—December 1 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over approximately 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 243 - What Is the Purpose of Spiritual Healing?

Announcer: In recent years churchmen of many different faiths are taking a more active interest in spiritual healing, that is, healing through prayer. Regular healing services are being held in a number of traditional churches.Questioner: Jesus and his disciples healed people through prayer. But that was in ancient times when very little was known about disease and the human body. What is the purpose of spiritual healing in today's world?

Speaker: I'd say the purpose can be summed up in one word— wholeness: wholeness of mind, soul, and body. Spiritual healing recognizes God as the source of wholeness. And in an age when life seems to be fragmented into so many segments—business, social, and economic—and health seems to be physical, mental, and spiritual. Christian healing is awakening men to their continuing God-given completeness, the unity of their being in the likeness of God.

Words of Current Interest
December 3, 1966

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