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Christian healing: scientific, not miraculous

From the January 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Science often explains things that would otherwise seem inexplicable to the onlooker. For example, it may look as if there is nothing to support the weight of a plane as it lifts off. But through an understanding of the scientific laws of aerodynamics, engineers have been able to construct a 220,000-pound aircraft that can be lifted by the seemingly invisible pressure force of air, and all pilots are now taught these scientific principles of flight. 

In like manner, we can see the effect of God’s restorative power through Christian Science healings, even if our material senses cannot discern the cause. We can, through spiritual sense, learn to understand and practice the scientific Principle and laws of healing. 

A Christian healing one might witness or read about may seem miraculous on the surface. When Paul instantaneously healed a man who had been lame from birth, those who saw the healing exclaimed: “The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men” (Acts 14:11). However, Christ Jesus taught his followers that the healings he and they performed were not the result of personal ability or an exclusive behest from God; they had divine Principle behind them, which is God. Jesus said: “I tell you the truth …, whoever believes in me will do the same things that I do. Those who believe will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12, Expanded Bible).

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