There appeared in a recent issue of your paper an anonymous...

Advocate

There appeared in a recent issue of your paper an anonymous communication in which it was stated that Christian Scientists deny the existence of Truth, call it a lie, and run from it. Such statements illustrate the truth of the remark of a friendly preacher who once said of Christian Science that it was his observation that usually the things spoken of it by its adversaries were not Christian Science. Had the critic read our church tenets he would have found that instead of denying, we affirm the existence of Truth. One of these tenets reads, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497). That we call Truth a lie, and run from it, is positively without support in fact. Before becoming a Christian Scientist, one of the many things which attracted the writer was that its adherents were calm, serene, and placid, more so than those who had no knowledge of its practice and application. We submit that observation of Christian Scientists in any community will sustain this statement.

It is true that in Christian Science we regard evil, disease, and sin as false—that is, as untrue. If this particular critic regards them as true or real, then his statement that we call them a lie is correct. God made all, and all that He made is good. He did not, then, make evil of any kind. Therefore, evil is not true, but a lie.

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