In a recent issue of the Dominion appears a report by a...

Dominion

In a recent issue of the Dominion appears a report by a clergyman on the subject of "Anti-Christ." Will you allow me to point out that in classing Christian Science as a work of the devil the lecturer proves that he has no practical understanding of Christian Science, which differs radically from theosophy and spiritualism, and is based on the teaching and practice of Christ Jesus. That he came to bear "witness unto the truth" was the claim made by Christ Jesus himself. It is clear, then, that antichrist is but the lie which "deceiveth the whole world." Ignorance of God, disobedience to His law, disregard for the Christ, Truth, is antichrist, or anti Christian, and the power of antichrist is but the sum total of man's allegiance to what is antagonistic to God—to Life, Love, and Truth.

Christian Science teaches allegiance to the one omnipotent God and to His ever present Christ, and thus denies the claim that evil is as real and powerful as God. Mrs. Eddy states (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 390), "It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony." Then, too, on page 96 of the same book she sums up present-day conditions, of which the lecturer drew such a gloomy picture, in the following words, written about fifty years ago: "'The darkest hour precedes the dawn.' This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth."

October 8, 1927
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