Under the heading, "Seeing Through Worldly Fog," the pastor of the...

Fresno (Cal.) Republican

Under the heading, "Seeing Through Worldly Fog," the pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Selma gave an address in your city in which he asked the question, "Shall we then be tolerant toward Christian Science—that denies the commonest facts, and robs us of the personality of God?" Our critic does not state what the "commonest facts" are which Christian Science denies, but as the great Master said to His followers, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me," the gentleman will find that Christian Science has Scriptural authority for denying that which does not proceed from God.

The Christian Science definition of God, as given in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy (p. 587), is as follows: "The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all-substance; intelligence." This is not more impersonal than the definition of God as given in the Westminster Confession of faith of the Presbyterian church, which is in part as follows: "There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, . . . most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin."

A Relief Fund
October 24, 1914

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