"H. T.," writing in a recent issue, says: "One may be...

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"H. T.," writing in a recent issue, says: "One may be prepared to welcome Christian Science in so far as it advocates the merging of the human mind in the Divine, the essence of all true religion." Christian Science teaches that God is divine Mind, and that God is infinite; hence there is only one Mind. The human or carnal mind is not true mind, but is, as Paul terms it, "enmity against God;" therefore it can never be "merged" in the divine, but must be put off. When our Master said, "Not my will, but thine, be done," it is evident that he was willing to sacrifice the human for the divine. His life work was a constant demonstration of this. If the heaven and earth referred to by our critic were material and created by God, why should John have had a vision of a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelt no pain, sorrow, or death? He cannot imagine that the new heaven and earth were a material condition. John's vision was of a spiritual, divine state of consciousness, in which the material, finite, and temporal sense had passed away.

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