The fundamental teaching of Christian Science that...

El Paso (Tex.) Herald

The fundamental teaching of Christian Science that God is All in all, is Scriptural; hence all that really exists is God and His infinite manifestation. This Scriptural view exalts one's idea of God far above his former sense of Him, and enables one to contemplate infinity. From this elevated point of view he clearly perceives that the claim of evil as entity involves the limitation of God as infinite good. The manifest phenomenon of evil, known as sin, sickness, disease, and death. must therefore be seen for just what it is; namely, the belief in something apart from the infinite, the belief that there is something opposite and contrary to God, notwithstanding the Scriptures declare that God is All in all. The abstract statement that matter is unreal needs the following explanation: Christian Science teaches that all things are, that the universe is, is real, and at hand; but it also teaches that Spirit alone is substance, and, hence, that the universe is spiritual and not material.

To the uninformed it appears that Christian Science teaches that there is no such thing as sin, disease, and death. Christian Science refers such an one to the works of Jesus, who demolished all these evils, overcoming them with the Word of God. He thus proved them to be nothing more than a false appearence, by destroying them He taught his followers to do the same, and so it is at the present time. Christian Scientists are enabled to prove them falsities through the understanding that God is the only creator, and that He made all, and that all He made was pronounced "very good." James D. Sherwood. El Paso (Tex.) Herald.

The Lectures
January 7, 1905

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