Those unfamiliar with and disposed to be critical of...

Cassville (Wis.) Record

Those unfamiliar with and disposed to be critical of Christian Science should remember that the doctrine of Christ and him crucified, as presented by St. Paul was to the Greeks foolishness and to the Jews a stumbling-block; yet the doctrine and teachings of Christ Jesus have been the most potent factor in the uplift of humanity. Christian Science comes emphasizing the necessity of heeding the whole gospel, pointing out the essentials and showing the scientific and practical method of working the work demanded of the followers of Christ.

Christ Jesus taught that God is Spirit, and Science reveals the impossibility of Spirit's creating a material world. Therefore, according to Christian Science, the sun, stars, earth, water, and trees all represent spiritual ideas, and it is because of the misinterpretation of false, material sense that they seem to be matter. According to the first chapter of Genesis, man was made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit; hence he was and is spiritual, and not of clay. The second account of creation, found in the second chapter of Genesis, is simply meant to portray the erroneous conception of the true creation; or, putting it in another way, it is mortal mind's misinterpretation of the real creation as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.

March 26, 1910

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