Our critic's assertion that "the particular error which...

New Haven (Conn.) Journal Courier

Our critic's assertion that "the particular error which makes sin, sickness, and the physical universe mere delusions of the human mind, was never revealed by God to Mrs. Eddy, and has never had the slightest connection with the teachings of Jesus Christ or of his apostles," is denied by the fact that the Scriptures say, "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." Since sin, sickness, and death, and the so-called laws of a physical universe, were the conditions which Jesus overcame, and he came to "destroy the works of the devil," it is plainly evident that these conditions were not the creation of God, but were the effect of a false conception concerning God and His spiritual creation.

If these conditions were not illusions, they would be eternal facts and hence indestructible. Since Mrs. Eddy's teaching enjoins upon her followers the same works as those accomplished by Jesus and the apostles, and these works are being manifested "with signs following," it becomes a self-evident fact that this truth was a revelation to Mrs. Eddy...

In Christian Science it is not claimed that we can dispose of our physical needs by denying them, but Christian Science does teach that to realize that man has, by right of his spiritual inheritance as the child of God, unlimited resources from which to draw his sustenance, is to demonstrate practically God's care of His children in the supply of every needful thing, be it food, clothing, or the more spiritual benefits of love, peace, good-will toward men...

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