Through the study of the Bible in conjuction with the...

Wallasey and Wirral Chronicle

Through the study of the Bible in conjuction with the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Scientists are gaining a clearer view of God in place of the anthropomorphic view held by Christians in general. They are learning to pray without ceasing, and to rejoice in every indication of a better understanding of God, who, as Mrs. Eddy writes on page 10 of her work "Rudimental Divine Science," "afflicteth not willingly the children of men, who are punished because of disobedience to His spiritual law."

In answer to the question, "What is God?" on page 465 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." In Webster's Dictionary several meanings are given to the word "principle"; and one which has proved very helpful to many is the definition "cause." Mrs. Eddy, however, is very explicit as to the proper use of this term, making it include "effect" as well as "cause" in its meaning.

Since God is the only cause and creator, there can be nothing apart from Him; and Christian Scientists regard as sin anything that suggests that God is not omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. With the consciousness of the allness of God, good, they expose and handle fearlessly the claims of evil; and in proporation to their understanding gain victory over them and prove their unreality.

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February 2, 1924

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