Contrary to the remarks of a revivalist recently published...


Contrary to the remarks of a revivalist recently published in your paper, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy agrees entirely with the Bible on the definitions of God, sin, the atonement, and creation. When understood, it is inconceivable that any should take issue with Christian Science on these subjects. We not only ascribe to God all power, but know God to be the only power. He created all. "All things were made by him." What He created was completely and wholly good: "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Thus, to Christian Scientists God is supreme and infinite good.

As to sin, all agree that it is not good; therefore, God is not its author. Then why ascribe might, power, or intelligence to something that has never been? Christian Scientists do not. This does not mean that they close their eyes to the claims of evil. That evil appears to exist and to human sense seems very real, Christian Scientists recognize; but they handle it by knowing that they cannot be harmed by things never created.

February 16, 1924

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