One who admits that he is mixed as to his concept of the...

Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle

One who admits that he is mixed as to his concept of the nature of God and His attributes, as does the correspondent in a recent issue, is hardly justified in criticizing the religious views of others. Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, Love; that He is infinite, good, omnipotent, and omniscient; and this teaching is certainly in strict accord with the Scriptures. The Bible informs us that God made all that was made, that He called it very good, and that His creation was finished. In the record given in the first chapter of Genesis no mention is made of the creation of evil, and it is inconceivable that an infinitely good God could either make or cognize evil in any form. There being no other power but God's power, evil in all its phases must be nothing but the illusion of the human mind and must be dealt with on that basis. Mary Baker Eddy, on page 140 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says: "The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death."

Christian Science makes the same distinction as does the Bible between mortal or human thoughts and God's thoughts; between the beliefs of what Paul in his epistle to the Romans calls the carnal or fleshly mind, and the infinite intelligence of divine Mind. Jesus calls attention to this same difference when in John's gospel he says: "It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health makes this clear where she says (p. 259), "Mortal thought transmits its own images, and forms its offspring after human illusions;" and (p. 297), "Until belief becomes faith, and faith becomes spiritual understanding, human thought has little relation to the actual or divine."

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