Ask the right questions

When Jesus healed, his practice wasn't to question the patient to determine the specific name or cause of the disorder or to ask how he felt. Rather, Jesus saw the perfect man of God's creating. In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy describes the Master's method of healing in these words: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." Science and Health, pp. 476-477. Questions based on sense testimony don't promote such a Christlike view.

But asking the right questions can be valuable. In fact, it is only natural to ask questions to learn. In Science and Health, one entire chapter, "Recapitulation," is devoted to questions and answers, which form also the basis of Christian Science class teaching.

Can God change the past?
November 11, 1985

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