When it is remembered that Mrs. Eddy's mission for...

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When it is remembered that Mrs. Eddy's mission for forty years has been to do good in the world, to assist in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth, to alleviate suffering, to eliminate sin and vice, to purify ideals, to magnify God in the affairs of men so that he may be recognized as our best friend, and when it is remembered with what success her efforts have been attended, it is difficult to understand the ill-natured and baseless attacks which have been made upon her.

Mrs. Eddy's argument that inasmuch as God, Spirit, is infinite, therefore there is no matter, has never been successfully controverted. In fact, the so-called materialistic schools are beginning to acknowledge the fundamental truths of Christian Science teaching. Mrs. Eddy does not deny noumenon and the phenomenal existence proceeding from this noumenon. The point of difference between Mrs. Eddy's teaching and her critics' is as to the constitution of this noumenon and its relation to its phenomena. Mrs. Eddy is consistent throughout in her reasoning. She says noumenon. or creator, is God, Spirit. This proposition is Scriptural. Proceeding upon the basis of the law, acknowledged and well known even in natural science, that like produces like, Mrs. Eddy reasons that the phenomena or universe emanating from this noumenon, who is Spirit, must be as the Bible says, like Him, like Spirit. Consequently the universe must be spirit and not material. There is nothing confused or ignorant about such clear logic. The confusion and ignorance appear rather in the misconception of this logic and in the failure to appreciate its cogency.

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