If our critic would rely for his information upon the...

Liverpool Courier

If our critic would rely for his information upon the Christian Science text-book, and the authorized publications, he would learn that Christian Scientists do believe most definitely in the atonement—the reconciliation of man to God through Christ Jesus the Wayshower—and that if they have no outward ritual or ceremonial it is because they believe most implicitly that "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." To assert, moreover, that Christian Scientists do not study the Bible is just about as erroneous as it is possible for an assertion to be. They read it as they never read it before—before, that is, Christian Science illuminated it for them—to extract every grain of truth from it, to reach, beyond the letter that killeth, the spirit that giveth life.

Christian Science certainly does extend the meaning to be attached to the word "sin," so as to let it include all that is unlike God, anything that constitutes a denial of the omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience of a loving God. And in this connection it is to be remembered that the Master never suggested that sickness was ordained by God; that he did not transgress any divine law when he healed the sick or raised the dead; that he came to do the will of God; that he declared the woman with the spirit of infirmity to be bound by Satan, of whom he said, "He is a liar." It is the recognition of the allness of God, and the necessary unreality of sickness and sin—in other words, that Satan is a liar—through the light of Christ, Truth, that constitutes the forever coming of Christ; and in the measure that this understanding comes to us, in such measure may we manifest health and happiness and righteousness, and in such measure shall we be able to say with Paul, "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

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