Recently, Christine Driessen, CSB, Christian Science Teacher and Lecturer, commented on my blog post “Knowing the Truth (Christian Science jargon for spiritual healing).” She says “The phrase ‘Know the truth’ is actually a quote from Christ Jesus when he said to his followers, ‘Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’ John 8:32. Jesus healed every kind of physical suffering we face today–acute, chronic, congenital, hereditary, contagious, long standing problems; and even raised the dead. And he said that anyone who followed his teaching could heal as he did and do greater works than these. John 14:12. Knowing the truth that God, Spirit, is our Father and created us frees us from the belief of suffering of every sort.
St. Paul also talks about the freeing power of this truth when we ‘know’ it to be true. Mary Baker Eddy says on page 113:8 in First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, that Paul declares the truth of the complete system of Christian Science in two verses in the Bible: Rom. 8:1-2, ‘There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit, for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus frees us from the law of sin and death.’ The word condemnation also means ‘incurability.’ What promise is found in this ‘Truth’!
Archibald McLellan, an Editor of the Christian Science Journal, in a February 1910 article, punctuates this “exacting Science,” system of Christian Science spiritual healing as it relates to the exactness in the scientific classification of Truth in working out a problem analogous to the exactness in the scientific classification of mathematics. He says “It is sometimes said by those who are critical of Christian Science, that its adherents are narrow, that they are persons of one idea, even bigoted in their insistence upon one way and only one way of expressing themselves and the universe. Yet these same critics are not offended by the exactness and ‘bigotry’ displayed by the mathematician, who is equally exact and equally insistent upon the manner in which a problem in mathematics shall be stated and worked out. Just why this should be so is hard to explain, except upon the theory that these critics look upon mathematics as an exact science, and the relation of God to man and the universe as a relation of chance and change; a theory which will not bear analysis.
If, with God, there is, as the apostle James wrote, ‘no variableness, neither shadow of turning,’ then the knowledge of God and His relation to His creation cannot be otherwise than the knowledge of something which is exact and unchangeable, and this knowledge can be rightly expressed only in the most exact and certain way. This is clearly stated by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health, where she says (p.127): ‘If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.’”
Truthematics – Count on it!