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What does the work?

From the January 1991 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The crucial question for those who are sufficiently interested in Christian Science to investigate its teachings, naturally is, What does the work? With few exceptions, interest has been aroused by some notable case of healing, hence the inquiry; hence, too, the answer, that it is the truth which does the healing,—which makes free,—as Christ Jesus so long ago said it would. At this point it is well to remember that if the great Teacher had assigned some other basis to his healing work than the action of the truth, had he offered some one of the religio-philosophical theories of the time, he would doubtless have been listened to without the opposition and wrath expressed when he said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.