The 'testimony of common sense" is a stock phrase of...

in Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal

The 'testimony of common sense" is a stock phrase of those who decry any teaching which does not conform to popular notions, and must have been what Paul had in mind when he said, "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." Reliance on the evidence of the physical senses holds out no promise for the salvation of man, and it is only as men rise above sense testimony into the realm of spiritual things that they can cognize what Paul terms "the evidence of things not seen." Paul also said, "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh," and throughout the Bible the things of the flesh receive merited condemnation. Religionists who hold to the flesh (matter), zealously arguing for all its boasted claims, are at the same time contending that God, Spirit, is something less than almighty.

To say that Christian Science is pantheism while at the same time admitting that Christian Scientists deny that statement, is to charge Christian Scientists with being either less intelligent or less honest than this critic,—a charge which I am sure his modesty would deter him from making intentionally. For his information, however, let it be said that Mrs. Eddy deemed this a question of such importance that she at one time wrote a special Message to The Mother Church entitled "Christian Science vs. Pantheism," and no thinking person can read this Message and honestly conclude that Christian Science is anything but the exact opposite of pantheism.

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