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NO CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY

From the February 1908 issue of The Christian Science Journal


We are taught in our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that "if God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions" (p. 227). The animus of this teaching pervades all of Mrs. Eddy's writings on Christian Science.

Christian psychology is equivalent to Christian phrenology, physiology, and mythology, whereas Jesus predicated and demonstrated Christian healing on the basis of Spirit, God. He never complicated Spirit with matter, never taught the finite opposite of God, Spirit, infinity, All. Theology means one God, and Christianity is not founded on any other basis except one God, one infinite, and that infinite divine Love. God is Spirit, and "they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." As revealed in Christian Science, God is unconscious of matter, for if He is Spirit, and All, He cannot know aught that would be the very unlikeness of Himself in quantity, quality, and divinity.

Neglect of this, the real meaning of Christianity, resulted in a loss of the power to heal the sick centuries ago, and to-day also there are those who are casting lots for Christ's seamless robe, but by their failure to perceive the oneness of Spirit they too will lose the truth of Christianity, and thus be unable to demonstrate it upon the divine Principle which Jesus taught, namely, one God, one infinite, hence no matter. Christianity without this essential Science of Christian truth—the oneness of Spirit—is left without a perfect Principle and without scientific demonstration thereof. In other words, they who drop Spirit as the one and all of Christianity, thereby lose the demonstration of the power of Spirit, through Christ, to heal the sick and cleanse the leper, to destroy sin, disease, and death.

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