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Healing: a revelation of the real

From the April 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Healing in Christian Science is a revelation—an inspired revealing of the present status of God and God’s man. As a result of the application of Christian Science, thousands of people around the world can happily attest to the healing of disease and injury of all kinds. But it’s important to understand the spiritual basis of this healing. The approach to Christian Science treatment is unique, and it is well worth exploring. 

While conventional medical treatment commences with the concept of man as a sick or injured mortal, Christian Science treatment begins with the understanding of God’s man as a perfect immortal. In the oneness of God and God’s creation, physicality is not actually in the equation. This is because the divine Spirit that is the only creator reveals its nature in an offspring that is entirely spiritual. In order to present and express Spirit’s absolute perfection, complete and utter spirituality is the only condition that true creation possibly could have.

These are powerful, life-changing facts that, when realized, result in complete healing. And they were made very clear to me a couple of years ago in an encouraging and beautiful way. I had damaged my ankle in an accident. I knew Christian Science could heal me. I also knew that to begin my prayerful efforts from the mental standpoint of having a hurt ankle was not an effective approach. Through my study of Christ Jesus’ example as illuminated in Christian Science, I have discovered that, literally, I was never created of material substance. None of us were. That is why I knew I wouldn’t find healing by trying to mend a mistaken concept of myself.

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