Christian Scientists do not "cry to the ends of the earth,...

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Christian Scientists do not "cry to the ends of the earth, All is God, God is all," as a critic has declared in a recent issue of your paper. We do accept unreservedly the plain and inspired teachings of the Bible on this subject. We read in the one hundred and thirty-ninth psalm that God is everywhere, and that man can never be separated from Him; and in John 1:1–3 we are plainly taught that God made all that was really made. Christian Science honors God as no other system of thought honors Him. In no least particular does Christian Science depart from the Scriptural teachings about God and His universe. Christianity, as we understand it in Christian Science, must ever rest on the basis of the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Christian Science has revealed God to thousands of students as ever present and omnipotent. On page 3 of "Unity of Good" Mrs. Eddy says of God as revealed in Christian Science: "Now this self-same God is our helper. He pities us. He has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our careers. He is near to them who adore Him. To understand Him, without a single taint of our mortal, finite sense of sin, sickness, or death, is to approach Him and become like Him."

God does not forbid us to know Him; rather does the Father bid men have the same Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." This certainly referred to the divine Mind, God. Christian Scientists, far from denying any controlling authority above themselves, are humbly striving to keep themselves in the attitude indicated by the Hebrew writer in the third chapter of Proverbs: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

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