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    The divine Principle of healing is proved in the personal experience of any sincere seeker of Truth. Its 24purpose is good, and its practice is safer and more potent than that of any other sanitary method. The unbiased Christian thought is soonest touched by Truth, 27and convinced of it. Only those quarrel with her method who do not understand her meaning, or discerning the truth, come not to the light lest their 30works be reproved. No intellectual proficiency is requisite in the learner, but sound morals are most desirable.

xi:1    Many imagine that the phenomena of physical healing in Christian Science present only a phase of the 3action of the human mind, which action in some unexplained way results in the cure of disease. On the contrary, Christian Science rationally explains that all 6other pathological methods are the fruits of human faith in matter, — faith in the workings, not of Spirit, but of the fleshly mind which must yield to Science.

9    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus’ time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their real12ity in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works 15are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or “God with us,” — a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and re18peating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime, To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense], And recovering of sight to the blind, 21To set at liberty them that are bruised.

    When God called the author to proclaim His Gospel to this age, there came also the charge to plant and 24water His vineyard.

    The first school of Christian Science Mind-healing was started by the author with only one student in 27Lynn, Massachusetts, about the year 1867. In 1881, she opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in Boston, under the seal of the Commonwealth, a law 30relative to colleges having been passed, which enabled her to get this institution chartered for medical purxiixii:1poses. No charters were granted to Christian Scientists for such institutions after 1883, and up to that 3date, hers was the only College of this character which had been established in the United States, where Christian Science was first introduced.

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