The Myth of the Incurable Disease
by George Channing
There can be no incurable disease, because there is no indestructible phase of mortal mind.
Mortal mind would assert, if it could, that there is always some disease that is incurable. Other diseases may be cured, it admits, but not this one. And when the healing of “this one” is brought about, it immediately claims to present a new incurable disease. That is nothing more than the lie of mortal mind!
The Bible says, “The Lord is in His holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him.” (Hab.) This could mean, in the light of Christian Science, that God presents His perfect nature in the temple, or body, of man, by whom He expresses Himself. Every seeming manifestation of imperfection in that body is silenced, wiped out, in the presence of the spiritual understanding of God.
Christian Science has proved the destruction of every human ill. It began with the world-arresting proofs brought about by Mary Baker Eddy, when, through her discovery of Christian Science, she revealed the law of God, and that His infinite power is available to all mankind, here and now.
When it is recognized that mortal mind’s total unreality has already been proved in countless cases of healing — through the understanding that Mind, divine Spirit, and its spiritual universe is all that exists — the myth of the incurable disease will vanish.
Christian Science accomplishes its healing work by proving that the sense of mortality is an illusion. One single instance of healing accomplished by Christian Science is enough to prove that no incurable disease can possibly exist. Hence the healing of one inharmony is proof of thepossibility of healing all. Is not this Mrs. Eddy’s meaning when she says, “We admit the whole, because a part is proved and that part illustrates and proves the entire Principle”? (S&H)
Mrs. Eddy also says, “For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ, for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain.” (S&H)