Christian Science conceives of God as infinite personality,...

Terre Haute (Ind.) Post

Christian Science conceives of God as infinite personality, but it eschews the idea of applying to Deity the term "personal" in the commonly accepted or finite and corporeal sense. A leading religious tenet of Christian Science is in the significant words: "We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Wayshower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death" (Science and Health, p. 497). It cannot be denied that such views of God, of the Christ, and of man's true relationship thereto, include all that is true or good in any dogma, and they effectually rebuke the unkind epithet "pagan" as used by our critic.

It can no more be inferred that "Christian Science puts body first," etc., because forsooth Christian Science heals physical disease by spiritual means, than it can be logically inferred that Jesus, who spent so much of his valuable time while upon earth in healing the sick, took special note of the body to the exclusion of the great essential of man's real being, even spiritual truth. Jesus did not heal the body by losing sight of Spirit, but healed the body by knowing and making manifest the allness of Spirit. The very key-note of Christian Science practice is the Lord's intelligent admonition, "Take no thought ... for your body." Ability to heal disease as well as to eliminate sin through prayer was established by our Lord himself as the only evidence of true discipleship in all ages. Christian Scientists are but today reasonably trying to obey our Saviour's equal command "to heal" as well as "to preach," with what success is attested by an ever increasing volume of incontestable evidence on every hand.

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