Oliver Sabin 4 Nov 1911 Washington Post
OFFERS TO HEAL SICK Bishop Sabin Promises to Effect Cure by Suggestion. AT.T. INVALIDS ABE IS Vli'JSD Head of Evangelical Christian Science Church Says He Will Drivs Amy by "Urine On of HaadÂ«"--"Method! Are Simple," He Asserta, "and Show Control of Mind Oro Mattel." at at the and and and .had clear crowd spent firemen, windows, water, aa thÂ« or for stood angled run on and Calling upon the maimed, the ill. and the blind to come to him and be cured, Blsbop Oliver Sabin, of the Evangelical Christian Science Church, yesterday announced that he will hold a public meet- Ing at Bauacher's tomorrow morning at U o'clock and through mental suggestion and the laying on of hands seek to away pain. He expressed confidence that he will be able to cure all wno com*. meeting will be free. The Evangelical Christian Science Church has been holding meetings every Sunday tit Rauscber'a for more than a year, but never before has there been public exhibition of the curing powers of the members of the faith. Bishop Sabin at the meetings heretofore has confined himself to giving instruction to bis for* lowers on faith healing. PUrmg the past tuinmer he was at Atlantic City, and while there, according a statement made last night, cured hundreds of people of all sorts of sicknesses. He claims there is hardly any kind of, ailment he cannot cure. He aald he ex- pects to repeat the success he says he had with many patients cured during private Interviews. Promises to Cure Them. "I hope every one In the city, who an ailment and wants to bÂ« cured, will come to me Sunday," he said, last "If they will only allow me to lay bands on them for but a minute. I promise 1 will cure them. It will be difficult, because there Is sure to be a large present, and crowds Interfere with the success of our treatment, but still. I every belief that I will be successful. "In the past, we have cured Q9 per of all cases submitted to us. And most of them have been difficult, because, as a general thing, people do not resort Christian Science until they have tried regular medical means, and have failed to be helped. We cure anything within reason, and any person with any ordinary aliment, who wants to be made whole again, need only come to me Sunday. I "It Is not necessary that I say .anything to them. We cure entirely by thought suggestion, and words are not essential. AIL.we want Is faith. Without faith no cure can be worked, for then our words and thoughts are useless. By placing my hands on the patients and suggesting through their minds that they are cured, we are able to drive away pain. Methods Are Simple. "The methods I will pursue tomorrow are simple. It is a well-known scientific fact tbat many kinds of ailments can bettered if the person suffering will only become convinced that their minds rule their bodies, and that what they win will be accomplished. Let a person once, really come under the influence of a strong ahd healthy mind and resolve to cure himself torjugb the control of mind over matter, tnisjcurfe has been worked." The services at the meetings of the church at Rauscher'a are opened* with appropriate hymns and prayers, calculated to concentrate the attention of congregation and audience on the possibility of curing through faith. Bishop Sabtn then delivers a short talk, explaining bis methods. After this the cures will be started. "What I w!ll do, any one will do," Bishop Sabtn last night. "I possess no peculiar powers. Many members of my church can heal Just as well ad I."