In his sermon an evangelist is quoted as saying, "Sin is...

The Herald

In his sermon an evangelist is quoted as saying, "Sin is here, and there is only one class of people that deny it—the Christian Scientists." Replying thereto, permit me to ask the good preacher how evil can really be anywhere if God, good, is everywhere present? This is a question worthy to be pondered by those who profess to worship one omnipresent and omnipotent God.

Christian Science certainly does not deny that both sin and sickness seem real to erring human experience, but it does deny the reality of sin and sickness in the sense that God is not the author of these errors. If sin and sickness are real,—that is, eternal,—they are as indestructible as God. All attempts to overcome them would therefore be not only unavailing, but actually contrary to God's will. Christ Jesus came to do the will of God; he overcame all manner of sin and sickness through his understanding of God's allness.

The Kingdom Within
February 3, 1917

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