Your correspondent is not correct in his assumption that...

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Your correspondent is not correct in his assumption that it is an argument of Christian Science to say that "since the creator is all good there is no sin, suffering, or sorrow in the world." Christian Science does not teach that sin and suffering do not seem real to the material senses; it teaches that "like produces like" throughout infinity, and that since the creator is Spirit, creation must be in reality spiritual, governed by spiritual law. The world, as seen by the carnal senses, is not spiritual. We are told very plainly in the Bible that God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil." Therefore the universe, from the view-point of the divine Mind, must be pure, perfect, and eternal. We are also told that the "carnal mind," that mind which relies for its evidence on the testimony of the physical senses, "is enmity against God." Its view-point must be the reverse of God's view-point.

St. Paul tells us to let that Mind be in us "which was also in Christ Jesus." Now, if this means anything at all, it means that we are to think as Jesus thought. It is quite clear from the works of our Master that he did not think from the carnal mind standpoint when he healed the sick, raised the dead, multiplied the loaves and fishes, or walked on the water. Christian Science teaches one how to obtain the Mind of Christ, and how to prove that one has it by "signs following."

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