A recent issue reports in part a clergyman's sermon at...

Independence (Kan.) Reporter

A recent issue reports in part a clergyman's sermon at the Coffeyville Chautauqua, in which he makes mention of Christian Science as a religious sign of the times, a warning bell, a danger signal. He is also quoted as saying, among other good things regarding the wrongs of social life, that there is great need of a remedy for such conditions,—that "ignoring vice and sin and suffering does not destroy it." Upon this point we heartily agree with him. These conditions have no quality of God, therefore they cannot be counted among the "very good" things which He created, and He made all that was made.

Yet these evil conditions are not to be ignored or overlooked; they must be recognized and dealt with according to divine justice, for, said Jesus, "every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up." Upon this subject Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 447): "Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them. . . . To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality."

November 30, 1912
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