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AFFIRMATION AND DENIAL

From the April 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Turning away from theology and its frequent concomitant, materia medica, years of faithful adherence to which have brought no practical benefit, many an honest seeker finds a stumblingblock in a misapprehension of the radical denials and affirmations necessary to mental work in Christian Science. "I cannot say my rheumatism is any better when it is not; much less that I have not any such thing when I know I have," declared one dear lady, who added, "Every time I make such statements my heart condemns me because I am telling an untruth.