In answer to the assertion by a local pastor in his sermon...

Montreal (Canada) Star

In answer to the assertion by a local pastor in his sermon that Christian Scientists deny the existence of the material body, it may be said that Christian Science does not deny that the material body exists to human sense, but explains it as being a phenomenon of this human or material sense. It might interest the pastor to read an extract from a textbook on physics by Henderson and Woodhull, of Columbia University: "Matter makes itself known to us by the testimony of the senses.... We see, hear, smell, taste, touch, in our consciousness only. We cannot assert, therefore, that matter exists apart from this consciousness."

If matter and the material body make themselves known to us only through the testimony of the senses, will not the effort to follow Christ Jesus' command, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment," and Paul's statement, "Henceforth know we no man after the flesh," enable one to put off the old man and put on "the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness"?

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