[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of April 28-May 4 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. 265 - Overcoming Fear of Disease

Questioner: Almost everyone is faced with disease at some time. It can threaten one's very existence. Yet I have the impression that Christian Scientists say that we shouldn't be afraid of it. Now, isn't it sensible to be afraid of disease, to be aware of it, to be concerned about it?

Speaker: I'd say it's sensible not to ignore disease, and Christian Scientists don't advocate that we do. It is true that we do urge each one to lose his fear of disease, but to lose it through gaining the understanding of that which is going to free him from disease. If we're going to get rid of the disease, then we have to get rid of its underlying cause, the fear of it.

Questioner: Fear is a cause of disease?

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