The confusion regarding the teachings of Christian Science...

Pueblo (Col.) Chieftain

The confusion regarding the teachings of Christian Science evidenced by a recent contributor would be dispelled by sincere, unbiased study of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," wherein Mrs. Eddy makes plain all controverted points, and does this by taking the Bible as her sole authority. The basis of all Christian Science teaching and practice is that God, good, is Spirit; that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made;" that "God created man in his own image," therefore man is spiritual, not material. Christ Jesus expressed this clearly in the words, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."

Our Master's attitude toward disease and all evil is shown by the fact that he overcame them by his knowledge of the truth. After healing one who for eighteen years "was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself," he said that Satan had bound her, and Jesus spoke of Satan as "a liar," and the father of lies. From this it is evident that to Jesus evil was not true, but a falsity. Mrs. Eddy's words on page 230 of Science and Health agree perfectly with this position of the Master: "If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus."

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