Putting the emphasis on healing

Christian Science gives us a unique premise for healing—namely, the perfection of man as the image of God. It asserts that an indestructible relationship exists between God and man, and it provides evidence of this relationship by healing sickness and destroying sin. Of what value would be the assertion that God is omnipotent and man His perfect expression if this could not be proved? Without evidence of the power of good over evil, the goodness of God remains a theory only; it has no practical value.

For this reason it behooves each of us to assert our divine right to prove the power of divine Truth. Christ Jesus provided overwhelming evidence of this power by healing every form of evil that presented itself to him. So numerous were his works that we are told at the conclusion of John's Gospel, "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written." John 21:25;

To me the striking point of Jesus' works lies in his conviction that God's presence should be made evident. When Jesus' disciples asked him, "Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" the Master answered, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him." 9:2, 3; And Jesus healed the blind man. In the Old Testament the prophet declared, "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God." And again, "This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise." Isa. 43:12, 21;

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