The awakening of human thought to glimpse something of its potential has resulted in remarkable discoveries in the realm of natural science and in the development of marvelous inventions for the benefit of mankind. Yet regardless of the strenuousness with which humanity strives to gain complete freedom from the restrictive bonds of materiality, ultimate freedom can be attained only through the exercise of spiritual power. And since spiritual power is inherent in man's God-given dominion over all the earth, every individual is capable of realizing and utilizing it.
A consecrated study of the Bible is essential if one is to gain an understanding of God's power over sin and disease. Through this study all may become familiar with the teachings of Christ Jesus and learn to practice Christian healing. The spiritual meaning of the Bible inspires human thought and lifts it to behold and understand the Christ, Truth.
Mrs. Eddy writes in Miscellany (p. 190), "Jesus gave his disciples (students) power over all manner of diseases; and the Bible was written in order that all peoples, in all ages, should have the same opportunity to become students of the Christ, Truth, and thus become God-endued with power (knowledge of divine law) and with 'signs following.'"