Christian Science Does Heal

The following citations from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy were read during the March 31, 2010 Wednesday Testimony Meeting of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chagrin Falls, OH. After the readings, those attending the meeting are encouraged to share proofs of God's care.  All are lovingly invited to attend the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday meetings at our church. 

The Bible

Jer 30:17 1st I (to ;)
I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;

Deut 6:1 (to them),2,3 (to 3rd ,), 4 The, 5,6,13,14,16,17,18 (to 1st ,)
Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.  #Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee,

The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.  Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.  Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.  And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee,

II Kings 20:1 (to 1st .),2-5 (to 2nd :),16,19 (to .)

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death.

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.  And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee:

And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord. 

Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord which thou hast spoken.

Matt 5:48
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
 
Matt 8:5-10,13

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 

And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. 

Matt 10:1,5 (to 3rd ,),8
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 

Acts 9:32 it,36-42

it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. 

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.  And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.  And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.  Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.  But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.  And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.  And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. 

John 14:6 (to saith),12,16,26 the
Jesus saith Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 

John 15:26 when

when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

by Mary Baker Eddy

55:28
This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science. 

108:19,30 
 When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth,--called error, sin, sickness, disease, death,--is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names ^matter^, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit. 
  My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed ^mind^ produces all the organism and action of the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science. 

SH 123:16 
The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing. 

147:24 
Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease.  This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science.  A pure affection takes form in goodness, but Science alone reveals the divine Principle of goodness and demonstrates its rules. 

SH 146:23-26 
Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin.

SH 275:6-23
The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind,--that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.  
To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.  Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one,--and are the Scriptural names for God.  All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God.  These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love.  No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.  
Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, --that is, all power, all presence, all Science.

SH 113:26 
The divine metaphysics of Christian Science, like the method in mathematics, proves the rule by inversion.  For example: There is no pain in Truth, and no truth in pain; no nerve in Mind, and no mind in nerve; no matter in Mind, and no mind in matter; no matter in Life, and no life in matter; no matter in good, and no good in matter. 

SH 471:31
This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated; that divine Truth casts out suppositional error and heals the sick. 

xi:9-14 
The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.

SH 126:22 
I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them.  I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles.  The Bible has been my only authority.  I have had no other guide in "the straight and narrow way" of Truth. 

SH 358:9 
Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents.  Otherwise it would not be Science, and could not present its proofs.  Christian Science is neither made up of contradictory aphorisms nor of the inventions of those who scoff at God.  It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures. 

162:4-13,16 
Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies.  Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth.  It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness.  The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.   Experiments have favored the fact that Mind governs the body, not in one instance, but in every instance.

Working out the rules of Science in practice, the author has restored health in cases of both acute and chronic disease in their severest forms.  Secretions have been changed, the structure has been renewed, shortened limbs have been elongated, ankylosed joints have been made supple, and carious bones have been restored to healthy conditions.  I have restored what is called the lost substance of lungs, and healthy organizations have been established where disease was organic.  Christian Science heals organic disease as surely as it heals what is called functional, for it requires only a fuller understanding of the divine Principle of Christian Science to demonstrate the higher rule. 

SH 402:1
Christian Science is always the most skilful surgeon, but surgery is the branch of its healing which will be last acknowledged.  However, it is but just to say that the author has already in her possession well-authenticated records of the cure, by herself and her students through mental surgery alone, of broken bones, dislocated joints, and spinal vertebrae. 

SH 428:30-32 
The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and raised the dying to life and health through the understanding of God as the only Life.

SH 460:5-13
Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being,--on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities.  Its pharmacy is moral, and its medicine is intellectual and spiritual, though used for physical healing.  Yet this most fundamental part of metaphysics is the one most difficult to understand and demonstrate, for to the material thought all is material, till such thought is rectified by Spirit.

SH 217:15-19 
That scientific methods are superior to others, is seen by their effects. When you have once conquered a diseased condition of the body through Mind, that condition never recurs, and you have won a point in Science.

SH 448:26-28 
If the student adheres strictly to the teachings of Christian Science and ventures not to break its rules, he cannot fail of success in healing.

SH 449:3
A grain of Christian Science does wonders for mortals, so omnipotent is Truth, but more of Christian Science must be gained in order to continue in well doing. 

495:27-31 Study
Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit.  Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love.

SH 411:10
If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific way, and the healing is instantaneous. 

SH 149:31
To-day there is hardly a city, village, or hamlet, in which are not to be found living witnesses and monuments to the virtue and power of Truth, as applied through this Christian system of healing disease. 

SH 149:4-5
The more excellent way is divine Science in every case.

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