There are no contradictions whatever in Christian Science....

North Middlesex Chronicle

There are no contradictions whatever in Christian Science. The seeming contradictions which appear to the critic are caused by his inability to discern the difference between the immortal, eternal, and spiritual, and the mortal, finite, and temporal. To start with a spiritual premise insures a spiritual conclusion. The critic invariably comes to a material conclusion; hence the seeming contradiction. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 111) will be found the statements "The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error; its rules demonstrate its Science. Divine metaphysics reverses perverted and physical hypotheses as to Deity, even as the explanation of optics rejects the incidental or inverted image and shows what this inverted image is meant to represent." Mrs. Eddy has given Christian Science to the world as it was revealed to her by God. Jesus and his disciples had no "philosophical training;" yet they went about Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Christian Science is this same gospel, through which the sick are healed and the sinning reformed; and it is being judged in every part of the civilized world by its fruits, which correspond exactly to the fruits which followed the original preaching of this gospel by our Master and his disciples. The failures (so called) in Christian Science no more disprove the truth of Christian Science than the failure of the disciples to heal a certain case proved the failure of the Master's teaching. Increased spiritual understanding is what is needed. The critic will surely acknowledge that all God creates must resemble Him in character and quality. If God is Life, Truth, and Love, as the Bible teaches, His true creation must express all these qualities through reflection. Therefore, from the infinitesimal to infinity, all true being must express the qualities of God, good. God is infinite as well as omnipotent; and since God is good, His manifestation must be infinitely good. That is the only reality of being in which our true selfhoods live, move, and have their being.

July 21, 1923

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