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are taught in such cases to say, Amen. Shall I then be
smitten for healing and for teaching Truth as the Principle
of healing, and for proving my word by my deed?
James said: "Show me thy faith without thy works, and
I will show thee my faith by my works."
Is not finite mind ignorant of God's method? This
makes it doubly unfair to impugn and misrepresent the
facts, although, without this cross-bearing,
one might not be able to say with the apostle,
"None of these things move me." The sick, the halt,
and the blind look up to Christian Science with blessings,
and Truth will not be forever hidden by unjust parody
from the quickened sense of the people.
(Proof from miracles)
Jesus strips all disguise from error, when his teachings
are fully understood. By parable and argument he explains
the impossibility of good producing evil;
and he also scientifically demonstrates this great
fact, proving by what are wrongly called miracles, that
sin, sickness, and death are beliefs - illusive errors -
which he could and did destroy.
It would sometimes seem as if truth were rejected because
meekness and spirituality are the conditions of its
acceptance, while Christendom generally demands so
(Example of the disciples)
Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students,
as well as Paul who was not one of his students, healed
the sick and reformed the sinner by their
religion. Hence the mistake which allows
words, rather than works, to follow such examples!
Whoever is the first meekly and conscientiously to press
along the line of gospel-healing, is often accounted a