The critic's endeavor to find inconsistencies between...

Kootenai Valley Times

The critic's endeavor to find inconsistencies between Mrs. Eddy's works and the Bible has to do with fundamental questions which at some time occur to every man. These questions relate to the nature of God, the nature of man and man's relation to God, the nature of the universe and man's place in it, the problem of evil in the world. On all of these questions Christian Science differs from the theological views entertained by our ministerial friend. It challenges the correctness of these theological views and invites a reexamination of the Scriptures in the light of a rational and spiritual interpretation thereof.

Mrs. Eddy has given an accurate and scholarly exposition of Genesis (see Science and Health, p. 501), pointing out the real difference between the two accounts of creation therein, the so-called Elohistic and Jehovistic. She has accepted the first or spiritual creation as true and the second or material creation as untrue, since being inconsistent, both cannot be true. She has shown that logically a God who is all-powerful, ever present, and good, can create nothing inconsistent with the attributes of goodness. The conception of a Deity who would or could bring evil and disaster upon His children, or who would cause or permit them to suffer, is out of harmony with the concept of a good God. The universe and all creation, including man, if created by God, must reflect the goodness and perfection of their creator.

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