Christian Science, in harmony with the Scriptures,...


Christian Science, in harmony with the Scriptures, teaches that God is omnipotent, that He is the only creator, and that all He created is good. If this is true, it must follow that sickness and evil, which are not good, can be no part of His creation, and are, therefore, unreal, since there is no other creator. This must be the meaning of the statement that God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil," and cannot "look on iniquity." However, disease and evil seem very real to the carnal mind, which is "enmity against God;" but Christian Science teaches that they are simply the results of wrong thinking and of the ignorant, false beliefs of this so-called mind. It must follow, therefore, that if every one would always think and live in perfect harmony with God's law of good and right, there could be no sin or evil. We do not sin until we first entertain sinful thoughts; and there can be no evil without evil thinking. Wrong thinking is responsible for all discord; and right thinking is the universal remedy. One of the tenets of Christian Scince, to be found on page 497 of Science and Health, is as follows: "We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts." Not God, but the wrong thinking of the so-called human mind, is responsible for all our troubles. As a man "thinketh in his heart, so is he." This is also true of disease. If God's creation is good, He did not create sickness. and if all men understood this truth, and were guided by it in their thinking and living, there would be no sickness. Mrs. Eddy has said in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the textbook of Christian Science (p. 495), "If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try." Why did Jesus go about healing "all manner of disease" if it was God's will that men should be sick? Why his command to preach the gospel and heal the sick; also his promise, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also"? Neither the command nor the promise would have been given if sickness and evil were in harmony with God's will. Sickly and sinful thoughts bring their own punishment; and the punishment will continue so long as these thoughts continue. Right thinking is in accord with God's will, and is the universal remedy for discord of every character.

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