Some Objections Answered

Weeping Water (Neb.) Republican

It is merely a quibble to object that Mrs. Eddy asks, "What is God?" and to infer from her use of the word "what," instead of who, that she denies that God is individual Being or infinite Individuality. The question What is God ? inquires into the nature or essence of Deity, and I doubt whether any creed or catechism asks the question, Who is God? In the Westminster Shorter Catechism, for example, the question is asked: "What is God? Answer: God is Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth." And in the Westminster Confession of Faith it is also declared that God is invisible, without body, or parts, or passions. Christian Science is in full accord with this idea of God and follows this definition with logical consistency — never lowering the thought to the finite or anthropomorphic conception of Jehovah.

The word person has about a dozen different meanings,, and in only one sense of the word can the term be correctly used to define God. One meaning of the word person is "being," and we say God is infinite Person or supreme Being.

Christian Science has now been proved in so many cases of healing and reformation that any one who seeks to oppose it by bitter words will always be overcome by the facts. Facts stubborn and invincible prove that the divine law of Life demonstrated by Christ Jesus frees men to-day as of old from disease and sin.

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The Reasonableness of It
October 16, 1902

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