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What is the body, and how can we heal it?

From the February 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

During the past couple of years, the vulnerability of the body to disease has been at the forefront of world thought, and the need for more dependable, consistent healing has become clear. The limitations of treating man as an organic machine that can be fixed with drugs or surgery have been very apparent. 

But there is a better way, shown by the unparalleled healing record of Christ Jesus and his earliest followers. Giving particular attention to Jesus’ words and works, Mary Baker Eddy, a dedicated student of the Bible, discovered the spiritual laws of God that allow us to practice his healing method with scientific certainty. She named her discovery Christian Science, and tens of thousands of documented healings resulting from the practice of this Science have been recorded in this and other Christian Science magazines for well over a century. 

To be a student of Christian Science is to always strive to be a better healer. In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mrs. Eddy instructs the reader, “Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action” (p. 393). But how do we do that? One point that is made throughout Mrs. Eddy’s writings is that we must get a clearer, more accurate understanding of body, in accord with the Bible’s command, “Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Corinthians 6:20).

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