The helpful doctrines of Christian Science are as old as...

Elgin (Minn.) Monitor

The helpful doctrines of Christian Science are as old as the Bible, for this religion is founded upon the Bible, which is accepted as its final authority. The Bible, and therefore Christian Science, teaches that sin, disease, death, and all evil forces have but a finite and temporal existence and are not the permanent realities of God's creation. "The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Christian Science proclaims Jesus proclaims Jesus Christ as Master and Saviour, and accepts all that he taught, and what his apostles taught concerning him. All creeds professing to be Christian must be tested, not by human theories, but by the Bible. Christian Science recognizes as finite and temporal the belief in the reality of pain, matter, disease, death, and sin; these are "the things which are seen," which the apostle Paul declares to be "temporal;" and not "the things which are not seen," which Paul affirms to be "eternal." Again we read: "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God." To the sick man and the sinner sickness and sin are for the time real, until God's love and power have healed the sick man and reformed the sinner, thus making these evils no longer real to them. Said the psalmist: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."

November 20, 1909

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