Neither the clergyman whose remarks were referred to in...

Rochester (N. Y.) Union and Advertiser

Neither the clergyman whose remarks were referred to in a recent issue, nor any other person, can truthfully say that Christian Science is a "gigantic delusion that has deceived many," unless it is an error to acknowledge that God, good, is the one and only power. That which God creates is forever; it cannot be destroyed. If God were the creator of evil (and popular opinion believes that He is), then evil would be eternal, and all efforts to destroy or overcome it would be useless.

Christian Science declares that God, divine Love, never made evil. All that God made is spiritual and good, and He made all. Therefore matter and evil have no reality; they are the projections of false belief referred to by Paul as "carnal mind," and by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health as "mortal mind" (p. 591). The understanding of this lets in the light of Truth, deprives evil of its seeming power, and opens the way whereby mortals may confidently and successfully resist both sin and sickness. If our critic and those who heard his sermon would study Science and Health, they would find nothing in it that conflicts in the least with the teachings of Christ Jesus, for Christian Science and Christ's Christianity are one.

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