Christ Jesus destroyed the belief in the reality of sin, sickness,...

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Christ Jesus destroyed the belief in the reality of sin, sickness, and death every time he performed what is termed a "miracle." He asked, "Which of you convinceth me of sin?" To convince a person of anything is to make him believe in it. By this question it is clearly seen that he refused to believe in the reality of sin. God, who made all that was made, never made sin, disease, or death; therefore they have no reality, and can only be temporal falsities. On page 475 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the statement is made, "Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death." Mrs. Eddy is here referring to man made in the image and likeness of God—to spiritual man, not a mortal. Christian Science teaches that sin is a mistake: it is the seeming result of believing in something apart from God. Now, the whole world is believing in sin, disease, and death. This is, of course, a mistake; and the Comforter, or the spirit of Truth, which is divine Science, is convincing the world of this mistake, and teaching humanity how to cease making it. Christian Science in no way ignores the beliefs of sin, disease, and death, but destroys them by the spiritual understanding of the allness of God, good, and the perfection of His spiritual creation. The first and second chapters of Genesis give two opposite accounts of creation. The first account is true; the second is what error says God has done. It is error that declares that "God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam." The second chapter, when studied closely, will be seen to impute iniquity to God; for it makes God responsible for the creation of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." But the teaching of Christ Jesus is very clear on this point—that the same tree cannot bring forth good and evil fruit.

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