It is indeed true that Mrs. Eddy in her great book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...


It is indeed true that Mrs. Eddy in her great book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" teaches that evil is unreal. It is entirely contrary to the facts to say that "Christian Science does not magnify the power of the Holy Ghost—the third person in the Trinity." Christian Science honors the Holy Ghost or Divine Comforter with an understanding and obedience so complete that it is again healing the sick by the prayer of faith, in the way Jesus the Master prescribed and practiced. This way of healing comes to the humble, loving thought through the teaching of this ever present Holy Spirit.

The difference between the perfect man, the spiritual man of God's creation, which He pronounced "very good," and the sinful Adam-man, or mortal, made from dust and sinning from the beginning, is brought out in the first and second chapters of Genesis, and explained and made practical in a chapter on Genesis to be found in Science and Health. An unprejudiced study of this reverent and illuminating exposition of Scripture meanings will show those really desirous of growth in grace how it is that evil, though seemingly so real, is not real in the absolute sense. Jesus worked to destroy it, and taught others to overcome it. He said that he came to fulfill the law of God; and it must be evident that he could not fulfill that law by destroying anything which the Father had made. He said that he came to "destroy the works of the devil," and he went about destroying sin, disease, and death. He healed every case that came to him, thereby classifying sin, disease, and death as "the works of the devil." Since God made all and pronounced all He made "very good," He did not made evil; hence its unreality. The narrative of the Adam-creation, in which originated the fall of man through sin, is a description of the unreal creation, which for so many thousands of generations has seemed real to mortals. But throughout all ages a few faithful lovers of God have, through spiritual understanding, pierced the darkened veil of material sense, and like Job have proved that their "redeemer liveth." The ancients, before Christ Jesus, healed, and after him his own followers for over two hundred years. Wesley healed the sick, and so have other devout Christians. In Ecclesiastes it is written, "Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions."

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