Accession: A10716
Editorial Title: What is it that is sick and what is it that sins
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: February 2, 1879
Manuscript Description: This sermon text was handwritten on lined paper by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: This sermon was given by Mary Baker Eddy at the Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Subject What is it that is sick and what is it that sins

We have taken pleasure ―

We have not announced the tonic you refuse to take is not expected to strengthen you

We came on

Let us reason together

But whosoever asks to be healed by Truth but holds on to his error and has more confidence in drugs and hygiene than in Truth will not be healed by me at present for it is the Truth of being and not the individual that heals in scienceAs Written:scienc

The Kingdom of heaven

The terms we employ to express our ideas are the only ones that can express them and if an individual obtains not the full meaning of my our idea how can they use a more apt term than ours to express that idea and if they do understand the science we allude to they certainly can heal themselves and others by it and require the aid of no other individual

We will read from Luke pertaining to this matter Why we do not heal all whether or not they are ready for this healing. We find in Luke 4th chap 23rd 26th and 27th verses the following

And he said unto them ye will surely say Physician heal thyself and whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum that do hereLuke 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

But unto none of them was Elias sent save unto Sarepta a city of SidonLuke 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet and none of them was cleansed saving Naaman the SyrianLuke 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

But when they heard these things they in the synagogues were filled with wrathLuke 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

When will this age submit to this fact that no electric force spiritual or material passes from me to you to heal you It is the touch of Truth that does the work in science If one mind is more imbued with Truth than another mind that mind will heal more people and more rapidly those it reaches than another less endowed

The woman who touched JesusMark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

The kingdom of heaven suffereth violenceMatt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. a man convinced against his will

We explain the generalities of Metaphysical healing in our lectures but its specialAs Written:especial Principle rules and their application we cannot teach by seeing you once a week We have a method in our madness lessons and recitations requisiteAs Written:requiste for this

We are sent to the lost sheep of the house of IsraelMatt 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. learn by the things they suffer God help us to return willingly

Lorenzo Dow's axeEditorial Note: Lorenzo Dow (1777–1834) was an itinerant American preacher. Upon hearing that someone’s axe had been stolen, Dow said he would recover it. As he was preaching to a crowd, he said he knew who had stolen the axe, took a stone from his pocket and announced that he would throw the stone at the head of the man who had stolen it. As Dow pretended to begin throwing the stone, the guilty party ducked. The axe was recovered.

What is it that sins What is it that is sick?

Is it mind or matter Well I am overwhelmed in this boundless realm of inquiry I suppose my hearers cannot look with me away from matter into mind

Jesus read mind

What microscope of matter ever could discern spirit and to Spirit there is no matter.

What is the ego or I Byron's pun

Phillip spoke of Jesus as the son of Joseph but the Jewish Rabbi NicodemusAs Written:Nichodemus said I know thou art a teacher come from GodJohn 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

The New tongue Temple etc

The voice and eye of the GalileanAs Written:Galileean peasant had great presenceAs Written:prence that enabled him in the proud metropolis of Judea to drive the trafficersAs Written:traficers of all nations before him

Where is the I Paul says they that are in the flesh cannot please GodRom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The things I would that do do I not and the things I would not do that do I no longer I that doeth itRom 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

A10716
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Subject What is it that is sick and what is it that sins

We have taken pleasure ―

We have not announced the tonic you refuse to take Ideas a [?] Unclear or illegible is not expected to strengthen you

The kingdom of heaven hath suffered violence

We have taken no reward for our lectures

The kingdom of heaven

Truth will cast out error and heal the sick the today as in the days We came of on

Let us reason together

But whosoever asks to be healed by Truth but holds on to his error and has more confidence in drugs and hygiene than in Truth will not be healed by me at present for it is the Truth of being and not the individual that heals in sciencCorrected:science

The Kingdom of heaven

The kind The terms we employ to express our ideas are the only ones that can express them and if one does not get an individual obtains not the full meaning of my our idea how can they use a more apt term than ours to express that idea and if they do understand the science we allude to they certainly can heal themselves and others by it and require the aid of no other individual

We will read from Luke pertaining to this matter Why we do not heal all whether or not they are ready for this healing. We find in Luke 4th chap 23rd 26th and 27th verses the following

And he said unto them ye will surely say Physician heal thyself and whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum that do hereLuke 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

But unto none of them was Elias sent save unto Sarepta a city of SidonLuke 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet and none of them was cleansed saving Naaman the SyrianLuke 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

But when they heard these things they in the synagogues were filled with wrathLuke 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

When will this age submit to this fact that no electric force spiritual or material passes from me to you to heal you but It is the touch of Truth and only that does the work and if one in science If one mind is more imbued with Truth than another mind that mind will heal more people and more rapidly those it reaches than another less endowed

The woman who touched JesusMark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

The kingdom of heaven suffereth violenceMatt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. a man convinced against his will

We explain the generalities of Metaphysical healing in our lectures but its especialCorrected:special Principle an rules and their application we cannot teach by seeing you once a week We have a method in our madness lessons and recitations requisteCorrected:requisite for this

We are sent to the lost sheep of the house of IsraelMatt 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. learn by the things they suffer God help us to return willingly

Lorenzo Dow's axeEditorial Note: Lorenzo Dow (1777–1834) was an itinerant American preacher. Upon hearing that someone’s axe had been stolen, Dow said he would recover it. As he was preaching to a crowd, he said he knew who had stolen the axe, took a stone from his pocket and announced that he would throw the stone at the head of the man who had stolen it. As Dow pretended to begin throwing the stone, the guilty party ducked. The axe was recovered.

What is it that sins What is it that is sick?

Is it mind or matter Well I am overwhelmed in this boundless realm of inquiry I suppose my hearers cannot look with me away from matter into mind

Jesus read mind

What microscope of matter ever could discern spirit and to Spirit there is no matter.

What is the ego or I Byron's pun

Phillip spoke of Jesus as the son of Joseph but the Jewish Rabbi NichodemusCorrected:Nicodemus said I know thou art a teacher come from GodJohn 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

The New tongue Temple etc

The voice only and eye of the GalileeanCorrected:Galilean peasant had great prenceCorrected:presence that could enabled him in the proud metropolis of Judea to drive the traficersCorrected:trafficers of all nations before him

Where is the I Paul says they that are in the flesh cannot please GodRom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The things I would that do do I not and the things I would not do that do I no longer I that doeth itRom 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.