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483:1    Then comes the question, how do drugs, hygiene, and animal magnetism heal? It may be affirmed that they 3True healing transcendentdo not heal, but only relieve suffering temporarily, exchanging one disease for another. We classify disease as error, which nothing but Truth or 6Mind can heal, and this Mind must be divine, not human. Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing. In order to heal by 9Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your demonstration, and hinders its 12approach to the standard in Christian Science.

    After the author’s sacred discovery, she affixed the name “Science” to Christianity, the name “error” to 15Terms adopted by the authorcorporeal sense, and the name “substance” to Mind. Science has called the world to battle over this issue and its demonstration, which 18heals the sick, destroys error, and reveals the universal harmony. To those natural Christian Scientists, the ancient worthies, and to Christ Jesus, God certainly revealed 21the spirit of Christian Science, if not the absolute letter.

    Because the Science of Mind seems to bring into dishonor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle with 24Science the waymaterial observations alone, this Science has met with opposition; but if any system honors God, it ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all think27ing persons. And Christian Science does honor God as no other theory honors Him, and it does this in the way of His appointing, by doing many wonderful works 30through the divine name and nature. One must fulfil one’s mission without timidity or dissimulation, for to be well done, the work must be done unselfishly. Christianity 484 484:1will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When 3this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.

6Question. — Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?

9Answer. — Not one of them is included in it. In divine Science, the supposed laws of matter yield to the Mindless methodslaw of Mind. What are termed natural 12science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. 15Physical force and mortal mind are one. Drugs and hygiene oppose the supremacy of the divine Mind. Drugs and inert matter are unconscious, mindless. Cer18tain results, supposed to proceed from drugs, are really caused by the faith in them which the false human consciousness is educated to feel.

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