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Ethics of healing practice—2

From the September 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Christian Science method of healing brings to human sense a growing recognition of divine Love's infinite power and availability to heal and save. To material thought the existence of a restorative spiritual power, unseen to the senses but available to mankind, seems quite incomprehensible. Yet the countless major healings stemming from radical reliance on the Father-Mother God—above all, those of Christ Jesus, but also those performed by his early followers and those accomplished in modern times through Christian Science—bear testimony to the God-given curative power discoverable through understanding what the Saviour taught and did.

Our Master identified the source of this compassionate healing power when he said, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."John 14:10. He made plain that this power is available to his steadfast followers: "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."8:31, 32.

There's a consistency between the theology of Christian Science and its actual practice. For example: The premise of perfect God brings the conclusion of perfect man in His likeness. The premise of the all-inclusive power of divine Principle, God, brings the conclusion that His law is present here and, in truth, governs man. The premise of His unalloyed goodness as infinite Life and Love brings the conclusion that His law and power, understood and relied on, do confer health and bring redemption to us.