Sometimes it is said: "Rest assured that whatever
effect Christian Scientists may have on the sick, comes
through rousing within the sick a belief
that in the removal of disease these healers
have wonderful power, derived from the Holy Ghost."
Is it likely that church-members have more faith in
some Christian Scientist, whom they have perhaps
never seen and against whom they have been warned,
than they have in their own accredited and orthodox
pastors, whom they have seen and have been taught
to love and to trust?
Let any clergyman try to cure his friends by their
faith in him. Will that faith heal them? Yet Scientists
will take the same cases, and cures will follow.
Is this because the patients have more faith in the Scientist
than in their pastor? I have healed infidels whose
only objection to this method was, that I as a Christian
Scientist believed in the Holy Spirit, while they, the
patients, did not.
Even though you aver that the material senses are
indispensable to man's existence or entity, you must
change the human concept of life, and must at length
know yourself spiritually and scientifically. The evidence
of the existence of Spirit, Soul, is palpable only to
spiritual sense, and is not apparent to the material senses,
which cognize only that which is the opposite of Spirit.
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