The entire teaching of Christian Science is based upon...

Star, Dos Palos

The entire teaching of Christian Science is based upon the spiritual creation as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis. This is clearly set forth in Mrs. Eddy's interpretation of the fifth verse of the first chapter of Genesis, wherein it is stated that "God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." She says on page 504 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the recorded of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present. Was not this a revelation instead of a creation?" In this explanation, Mrs. Eddy has only reiterated what John the Revelator saw in the city foursquare, for he says, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." Mrs. Eddy does convey the thought, however, that the spiritual creation is a revelation to mankind. The teaching of Christian Science is reasonable and comprehensible to those who seek it with a pure heart. In no way does Christian Science contradict any statement in the Bible. On the contrary, it reveals the hidden mysteries of the Bible. These mysteries for generations have baffled the most learned scholars, but are easily comprehended by babes. This teaching, however, does not take cognizance of the five physical senses, as they are not to be relied on as true. A striking illustration of the foregoing fact is shown when one stands on the shore of a body of water looking out over the vast expanse. To the vision of the eye sky and water appears to meet. This is not true, however. If one were to endeavor to go to this point, he would find it always just as far removed. There are many similar illustrations pertaining to the other material senses, proving that they are not to be relied upon.

August 30, 1924

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