Demystifying healing

In many religious circles and philosophies, mystical experiences to find God are sought out through various traditions and practices. Mysticism begins with the concept that God is a mystery.

The concept that God is a secret revealed only to a select few, or only on rare occasions, would shut out the divine all-knowing God from His own universe. A desire to know God is a right desire, but here’s how Christian Science stands out from other systems of thought: Christian Science shows that neither the healing method of Christ, which it elucidates, nor God is a mystery. It teaches that Jesus’ spiritual approach in healing is scientifically applicable and universally available. Christian Science includes no rites, rituals, or mysticism. It is not a visionary psychological experience. It is not an attempt at an emotional high in order to open a link to the divine. It is the demonstration of what is always true and present—man’s oneness with God. 

Christ Jesus commanded, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). He neither practiced nor taught rituals to accomplish these works. The communion of the Holy Spirit excludes any form of material worship or religious elitism. Jesus said that we must worship Spirit “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23). 

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No separation from God
August 25, 2014

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