"The medicine of Science"

Does Christian Science advocate the use of medicine? Definitely yes, but not as this word is usually understood in terms of material drugs. Mrs. Eddy states, "The medicine of Science is divine Mind." Science and Health, p. 104; As one turns to God, or Mind, and realizes His infinite presence, power, and goodness, he is partaking of spiritual medicine, which is adequate to heal any afflictive condition.

The majority of people have been educated to believe that man is a physical mortal, subject under given human circumstances to disease and sickness. Over the centuries there have evolved material remedies—potions and drugs of all kinds—intended to restore men to soundness. Sometimes these remedies appear to heal; sometimes they don't. A drug that seems helpful in one instance is harmful in another. Many medical practitioners readily admit that the practice of medicine at its best is far from exact and that it often descends to mere guesswork and the faint hope that its prescriptions may be effective.

The Importance of Christian Character
April 22, 1967

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