Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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the human system, before surgical instruments were
invented, and closing the incisions of the flesh.
   He further states that God cannot save the soul without
compliance to ordained conditions.  But, we ask, have
those conditions named in Genesis been perpetuated in
the multiplication of mankind?  And, are the conditions
of salvation mental, or physical; are they bodily penance
and torture, or repentance and reform, which are the
action of mind?
   He asks, "Has the law been abrogated that demands
the employment of visible agencies for specific ends?"
   Will he accept my reply as derived from the life and
teachings of Jesus? - who annulled the so-called laws of
matter by the higher law of Spirit, causing him to walk
the wave, turn the water into wine, make the blind to see,
the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the dead to be
raised without matter-agencies.  And he did this for man's
example; not to teach himself, but others, the way of
healing and salvation.  He said, "And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold."
   The teachings and demonstration of Jesus were for
all peoples and for all time; not for a privileged class or
a restricted period, but for as many as should believe in
   Are the discoverers of quinine, cocaine, etc., especially
the children of our Lord because of their medical

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   We have no record showing that our Master ever used,
or recommended others to use, drugs; but we have his
words, and the prophet's, as follows: "Take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink?"
"And Asa . . . sought not to the Lord, but to the
physicians.  And Asa slept with his fathers."

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