Permit me to say that Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and...

Guthrie Center Times

Permit me to say that Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, does indeed teach, with Bible authority, that God is Love, and that He is Spirit. These statements cannot be refuted, because when they are understood and applied properly, they heal the sick and reform the sinner. Christian Science healing rests upon such basic statements as these as to the true nature of God.

Even a casual perusal, however, of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": by Mary Baker Eddy, will show that she does not call God "a principle," but "Principle." The word is capitalized, as are Spirit and Truth and Love, since they are synonyms for God. Webster defines the word "principle" as "beginning, source, origin, ultimate element, or cause." Is not God truly the beginning, source, origin, ultimate element, or cause? The first verse of the book of Genesis, and the first verse of the gospel of John, declare Him to be the only creator. This use of the word "Principle" helps to destroy the false concept that God, who is Spirit, can be a personality in the finite sense. ...

No other religion in the world is so clear and so firm as is Christian Science in its understanding and acknowledgment of the immaculate conception by the Virgin Mary. On page 8 of her Message for 1901 to The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Eddy says expressly, "Jesus, the only immaculate, was born of a virgin mother." This is unmistakable language.

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