We believe with St. Paul that "there is one God, and one...

Kalamazoo (Mich.) Telegraph-Press

We believe with St. Paul that "there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." In Christian Science we are taught that "Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature," and that Jesus demonstrated this. Mrs. Eddy also says, "The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus" (Science and Health, pp. 333, 25). Jesus made the distinction between the corporeal concept and the spiritual idea when he said: "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." "I do nothing of myself." "Before Abraham was, I am." "I and my Father are one." "My Father is greater than I."

The assertion that Christian Science denies the presence of any physical being and all disaster is incorrect. We learn from the Bible that all that God created is good, and as disaster is not good, it is therefore not created by God, although very real to the material senses. If we were as spiritual in our thoughts and desires as was the Master, we would see the man of God's creation. He saw the true man, God's image and likeness, where we see only material man. Christian Scientists try to follow St. Paul's admonition to "put off ... the old man," and "put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." No Christian Scientist believes that "all souls are absorbed in God." On page 259 in Science and Health we read, "Man is not absorbed in Deity." Brahminism and Mohammedanism are as unlike Christian Science as they are unlike an orthodox church of Kalamazoo, and Christian Scientists would not be guilty of publicly or privately making such a charge against that church.

The speaker who audaciously declared that he failed to find heaven or hell mentioned in the Christian Science text-book, certainly avoided the truth successfully. Heaven is mentioned many times in Science and Health, and hell is mentioned a number of times. "He that runs may read." Christian Science teaches the fullest reverence for God and for Christ. That it denies the reality of either, as one speaker said, is untrue, and only shows to what length a man will go when discussing a subject of which he is ignorant. If by Satan the gentleman means a corporeal being with hoofs, horns, and tail, we admit that we do deny him. The devil, or evil, we combat vigorously by knowing that God is all-power. The ninety-first psalm is our remedy for an attack of the devil. Christian Scientists do not think sin away; they repent, forsake it, make reparation, and reform.

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