The teaching of Christian Science recognizes that human...

Berkeley Gazette

The teaching of Christian Science recognizes that human experience includes sin, disease, and death; but it also recognizes that these errors do not proceed from God, good. And since "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," and, "God saw every thing made that was had made, and, behold, it was very good," Christian Science concludes that sin, disease, and death were never created; and if they were never created they do not exist, and are therefore unreal. Even from a material standpoint all causation is mental. It is obvious that matter, being nonintelligent, cannot create. That which has none of the qualities or characteristics of God, good, must be a manifestation of the so-called mortal or carnal mind. If we believe that God, or immortal Mind, is the only creator, as stated in the Scriptures, we must believe that mortal mind and its manifestations are unreal.

It was Elisha's understanding of God and His law that restored the Shunammite's son. Christian Scientists know that death seems real to the physical senses. Mrs. Eddy, in "Unity of Good" (p. 40), says: "To say that you and I, as mortals, will not enter this dark shadow of material sense, called death, is to assert what we have not proved; but man in Science never dies. Material sense, or the belief of life in matter, must perish, in order to prove man deathless." In reality God is Life, and God is everywhere; therefore, there is no death.

November 1, 1922

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