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Immunity Through Christian Science
At a time when medical immunization against an array of diseases is being urged in many communities, the Christian Scientist is challenged to define his own basis for immunity from disease. He may find himself asking: "Have I really something more certain than material methods of immunization? Can I rely on Christian Science not only for occasional healing but for positive freedom? Does my stand for spiritual methods cut me off from my neighbors, or does it give me something to contribute to everyone's well-being?"
One might as well face the certainty of Christian Science at the outset. This Science is more sure and permanent in its effects than material medicine because it rests on infallible Principle and demonstrates the unbreakable laws of God. We may fall down in its application, but we never have to. The Principle and rules are made plain, and the Christ is with us to direct each step. The Christ Science is no more available and natural for one than for another, and sooner or later this must become clear to everyone. Where else but to God, the unerring and eternal good, would one turn for immunity from evil?
The perfect goodness of God underlies the perfect immunity of man, God's expression. This man, the spiritual, indestructible man Christ Jesus exemplified and Christian Science brings to light, is only faintly perceived as yet. But he is present, as God is present. As soon as we face this fact of our real being as representative of God, good, and begin to live that way, we are on a course that runs counter to evil, physical as well as moral, and that must certainly destroy it. Each step takes dedicated prayer and yielding of human nature to God's nature. It often takes specific persistent replacement of sense evidence with the truth of being. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes of this winning battle in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "A scientific mental method is more sanitary than the use of drugs, and such a mental method produces permanent health. Science must go over the whole ground, and dig up every seed of error's sowing." (Science and Health, p. 79)
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Immunity Through Christian Science
Our Ability Is Not Our Own
ALFRED MARSHALL VAUGHN
"A staff upon which to lean"
JANICE B. HOEFLIN
Healing the Fear of inadequacy
ELIZABETH O. CROOKS
The Fallacy of Old Age
MYRTLE A. CASH
Donalda von Poellnitz
An Interview: with a Track Coach
with contributions from Jack Eyerly
HYMN FOR TODAY
Norman Arthur Pritchard
Thought Controls Body
William Milford Correll
Attaining Spiritual Maturity
Alan A. Aylwin
More than forty years ago I was given up by doctors after having...
Emma E. Stryker with contributions from Ernest I. Lenton
I have always received much help and encouragement from testimonies...
William J. French
Every day Christian Science proves to be a blessing
I should like to tell of a healing I had several years ago
Dorothy Rice Armato
About twenty years ago I began to study Christian Science because...
Robert Moore with contributions from Florrie Moore
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 364 - "A very present help in trouble"
Richard Lombardi with contributions from Harvey Wood
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Marjorie H. Moore