Physical healing and the law of Love

After reading several issues of this magazine and attending Christian Science church services for a while, a friend asked why physical healing is emphasized so much in Christian Science. I agreed that physical healing is important, but added that it’s not the most important thing in the practice of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that the mission of Christian Science isn’t primarily physical healing. Instead, she says, “... these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin,—to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world” (p. 150).

Can you imagine a world in which “the sins of the world” have been taken away? Many may not be so willing to give up sin, but many are willing to give up sickness—and the healing of sickness opens thought to the healing of sin. Physical healing affirms our spiritual origin and so wakens thought to yield more readily to reformation.

The term Christian Science refers to the law of God, the law of Love. To be understood most clearly, it needs to be viewed through the lens of Science as a body of knowledge based on divine Principle, whose laws are spiritual, not material, and are practical and repeatedly provable. Christian Science is a proven practice whose Principle is Love, and Love is not selective, nor can it be forced—it is universal and impartial, impacting all equally. 

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Bible Lens
Bible Lens—October 1–7, 2018
October 1, 2018

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.