Christian Science teaches the immediate and absolute...

Lexington (Ky.) Herald.

Christian Science teaches the immediate and absolute supremacy of good. The word "God" is simply a word used by man to express his highest conception of good, and when we speak of an omnipotent God we mean the omnipotence of good, we mean that infinite good has all power, and consequently that its opposite, evil, has no power. Therefore evil, or the devil, is simply a claim to be something which has power to oppose God, good. The word "Satan" means that which opposes. This is what happened to our first parents. This Satan claimed, and induced them to believe that it was something that had power, that there was something different from God, or good, which had power to oppose Him. It said to them that there was something to be known apart from and different from good. God said to them what He is saying to the world today, In the day that ye shall know both good and evil, both God and devil, ye shall surely die; which was equivalent to saying, If ye shall know good only, ye shall surely not die.

This is what Christian Science means when it denies the existence of a personal devil; it refuses to know evil, or to attribute power or reality to anything unlike God. And through this obedience it is realizing and fulfilling the promise of the Master, who said, "He that believeth on me [not he that believeth on a devil], the works that I do shall he do also."

That Christian Science is doing these works is now generally conceded, even by those who feel it to be their duty to oppose it. Within the past month a minister preached a sermon in which he spoke of the work Christian Science is doing for suffering humanity in the following terms:—

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