Christian Science does not say that there is no sin, in the...

Sterling (Ill.) Gazette

Christian Science does not say that there is no sin, in the sense that there is no problem of sin. It says there is no reality to sin; that God created all that was made, "and, behold, it was very good." Sin is no part of that good creation. It says, moreover: "The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way" (Science and Health, p. 327). If any one is led to turn to Christian Science in the false hope of being permitted to continue in sin unmolested, he is promptly disillusioned and does not stay long enough to be counted among its large and growing following.

The evangelist's characterization of Christian Science as a "false religion," because its interpretation of some of the teachings of the Bible differs from his own, has nothing to sustain it but an opinion. The question as to whether a religion is true or false should be decided, for the Christian at least, by whether or not it does the works which Christ Jesus promised should follow "them that believe." Among these was Christian healing. With the unparalleled record of healing works which Christian Science has to its credit, in addition to the redemption of the sinner and the comforting of the sorrowing, it does not shrink from the test.

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