Regarding my statement that the criticism of Christian Science...

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Regarding my statement that the criticism of Christian Science is due to an endorsement of material sense as opposed to spiritual understanding, you say, "We measured them with all the 'sense' at our command." Allow me to ask what sort of sense you employ when you accept the teaching, "God is a Spirit." Material sense denies the Master's teaching. It declares, "I do not see any spirit, I do not believe there is any spirit." Setting aside material testimony, however, the Christian endorses the Master's teaching, and it is only necessary to be consistent with this teaching to endorse the whole of Christian Science.

As to the authenticity of the carnal mind or mortal mind, please note the following from St. Paul: "The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." God, good, the infinite Spirit, the divine Mind, is Truth opposed to error. The carnal mind, being at enmity with Truth, is properly denominated error or false sense, and this manifestly is the identical thing that Jesus had in mind when he said of the devil that he "abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him." He evidently meant that Satan has no real existence, does not really abide, because he has no reality (no truth) in him.

January 20, 1912

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