Repentance

Every one who has studied Christian Science from its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," knows the stress that Mrs. Eddy lays on the allness of God, good, and the unreality of evil. On page 339 she says: "Since God is All, there is no room for His unlikeness. God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good. Therefore evil, being contrary to good, is unreal, and cannot be the product of God." The teaching is perfectly clear. Surely no one can fail to apprehend its meaning.

Now, Christian Science is finding its way to all sorts and conditions of men, making its appeal of the allness of good and the unreality of evil to every ear open to receive it. It is reaching the seemingly healthy sinner, as well as the seemingly sick sinner, not to condone evil in thought, or in deed, or in word, but to awaken out of the mesmeric illusion of material sense, which is the source of every evil belief. And in order that the reality of good may be demonstrated and the belief of evil confounded, there is one great necessity,—repentance. In the very paragraph from which the above quotation was taken is the following: "Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil." The words resemble those of Matthew in the fourth chapter of his gospel, where he says, after recording the temptation of Christ Jesus in the wilderness, "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

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