Accession: A10585B
Editorial Title: Christian Healing and Mesmerism Contrasted
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: January 12, 1879
Manuscript Description: This sermon outline was handwritten on lined paper by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: This sermon was given by Mary Baker Eddy at Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
Related Versions: See also A10585AClick link to view A10585A document in new window to read another outline of this sermon and see A10585CClick link to view A10585C document in new window for a draft of the sermon text.
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Christian Healing and Mesmerism contrasted

Two methods only of treating disease

The methods whereby disease is treatedAs Written:treatted through matter are etc

The modus of medicine and laws of health is not harmless to the spiritual growth mesmerism __________ is destructive to it

All material means of treating disease confine and limit the remedy to matter and mesmerism more than all others

All matter remedies and mesmerism more than all others tend to limit and confine mind to mortality the low and transientAs Written:transcient things of matter

Then is it too much to insist on your giving your attention to Christian Healing or the Science of being this method and the Principle upon which it is based tends to destroy our fear of and our faith in matter

Our wisest statesmen

1st our remedyAs Written:remdy To understand what mesmerism can do and to know how and when it is at work

Those recreant students of ours

You must not flatter yourself they cannot reach me or

These signs of these times are the lessons of the hour

The Christian Scientist can not produce the results that a mesmerist can

Every honest student of ours — they will tell you we never taught them mesmerism while the dishonest ones try to pin their faith on us having made shipwreck of our faith

Mesmerism the extract and quintessence of error like steam or the homeopathic

The patient whom it placed in her chair for life The dying woman who exclaimed save me! he stands by my bed" The mesmerism that can reach a person afar off as well as nigh affect their thoughts turning them

An escaped felon

The individual will at length see the change etc Mesmerism is error under all circumstances either a mistaken purpose to do right or a malicious intent to do wrong

A10585B
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Christian Healing and Mesmerism contrasted

Two methods only of treating disease

The methods whereby disease is treattedCorrected:treated through matter are etc

The modus of medicine and laws of health are is not harmless to the spiritual growth mesmerism __________ is destructive to it

All material means of treating disease confine and limit the mind remedy to matter and mesmerism more than all others

All matter remedies and mesmerism more than all others tend to limit and confine mind to mortality the low and transcientCorrected:transient things of matter

Then is it too much to insist on your giving your attention to Christian Healing or the Science of being this method and the Principle upon which it is based tends to destroy our fear of and our faith in matter

Our wisest statesmen

1st our remdyCorrected:remedy To understand what mesmerism can do and to know how and when it is at work

Those recreant students of ours

You must not flatter yourself they cannot reach me or

These signs of these times are the lessons of the hour

The Christian Scientist can not produce the results of that a mesmerist can

Every honest student of ours — they will tell you we never taught them mesmerism while the dishonest ones of whom we hope the try to pin their faith on us having made shipwreck of our faith

Mesmerism the extract and quintessence of error like steam or the homeopathic

The patient whom it placed in her chair for life The dying woman who exclaimed save me! he stands by my bed" The mesmerism that can reach a person afar off as well as nigh affect their thoughts turning them

An escaped felon

The individual will at length see the change etc Mesmerism is error under all circumstances either a mistaken purpose to do right or a malicious intent to do wrong