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Can religion and science be reconciled?

Hank Teller writes:

For anyone wishing that science and the Comforter promised by Jesus could coexist, take heart. Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32) and “I assure you that whoever believes in me will do the works that I do…” (John 14:12, Common English Bible). There has to be a law to the healing works of the Master if we are to replicate what he did. If “science” refers to true, provable facts, then science and the Comforter are inseparable.

Laurance Doyle, a well-known astrophysicist, said, “Progress in science begins with a willingness to take the evidence of intelligence over the evidence of what appears to the physical senses. This is what real science has always essentially been about — from the round Earth replacing the flat misrepresentation…”

One who was willing to look beyond the senses was Mary Baker Eddy. In 1866 she suffered severe spinal and head injuries from a fall on an icy sidewalk in Lynn, Massachusetts. The physician in attendance, Dr. Cushing, as well as her friends, did not expect her to live. After her minister tried to prepare her for death, Eddy asked to be left alone and opened her Bible to the gospel story of Jesus healing a crippled man (Matthew 9:5).

As I read, the healing Truth dawned upon my sense,” she explained. “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) came to her with such clarity, she said, that she felt a power and strength not her own. The pain had ceased. She arose, dressed herself and walked into the other room to the amazement of her friends. Continue reading »

Source: The Clarion-Ledger; Hank Teller, December 17, 2016.

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