Christian Science, in accepting the spiritual creation as...

Christian Science, in accepting the spiritual creation as the only reality, explains logically and convincingly the unreal nature of the material formation recorded in the second chapter of Genesis, and harmonizes the many seemingly inconsistent and contradictory texts occurring throughout the Scriptures. In doing so it does not deny God's word in any particular. Smith's Bible Dictionary is authority for the statement that "we cannot, of course, conceive that anything essentially and originally evil was created by God." And Jesus said, in speaking of personified evil, "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." In Habakkuk we read that God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil," and cannot "look on iniquity."

Those who are giving all or a great portion of their time to the study and practice of Christian Science are assuredly better qualified to judge whether its Principle is at present understood and correctly applied than is a self-appointed denunciatory critic, who by his misstatements as to its teachings shows that he knows little about the subject. If such students are given over of God to Christian Science beliefs, as our critic avers, then surely they must be walking in the nature path, and rightly dividing the word of God. That success has crowned and is crowning their efforts, the grateful testimony of hundreds of thousands of persons all over the world who have been healed of all manner of sickness and lifted from lives of bondage to sin and discordant conditions of every nature through their ministrations is ample proof, and is evidence that, as Mrs. Eddy says on page 97 of Science and Health, "Christianity is again demonstrating the Life that is Truth, and the Truth that is Life, by the apostolic work of casting out error and healing the sick."

Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle

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