THE UNREALITY OF EVIL

Mrs. Eddy has indicated that "the cardinal point of the difference" between Christian Science and other systems is this: "That by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the Allness of God" (Unity of Good, p. 12). The denial of the reality of evil is supported by the simple logic that it has no origin in God, who is the only cause and creator. Since God made all that was made, and it was good, evil is no part of the divine creation. The practical confirmation of this teaching is in the results that follow its consistent application. Every healing, every reformation, every spiritual transformation that has come through the work of Christian Science, has come in demonstration of this simple statement of the truth.

The logic of this position is so obvious as to be self-evident. No thinking person believes that God made or makes evil, yet, What or whence is evil? is an age-long, world-wide problem. The experiences of mortal existence urge an aggressive testimony that it is here; and the Bible is full of the story of the evil that seemingly had to be encountered by those who loved and trusted the good. In the face of all this, how are we consistently to believe that evil is unreal?

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Article
REVERSING THE TESTIMONY OF THE SENSES
May 30, 1908
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit