In the first chapter of Genesis we read, "And God saw...

Springfield (Ill.) Journal

In the first chapter of Genesis we read, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good." And in the first chapter of John, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." It does not require a finished logician to arrive at the conclusion that God did not make sin. The average human father would not create evil and willingly inflict it upon his offspring, and why attribute such a deed to our heavenly Father, who is infinite Love, infinite wisdom?

Mrs. Eddy does not say that there is no such thing as sin in human consciousness and consequently no need of atonement. On the contrary, she points out the awfulness of sin, and exhorts mortals to cease sinning if they would be free from sin and its consequences, but in so doing she shows the unreality of sin from the standpoint of perfect Principle. If God, His creation, and His laws are not perfect they are not anything. If they are perfect, there is no room for imperfection in the realm of the infinite. Here the question naturally arises, Where does sin hold sway? According to the teaching of Christian Science, it exits and is active in the depraved mentality of mortals, and because it can be cast out, when reasoning from the basis of perfect Principle, sin is neither true nor real.

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