In the report of a sermon published in your recent issue...

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In the report of a sermon published in your recent issue a reference to Christian Science appears as follows: "Jesus said: 'In the world ye shall have tribulation'—but in me, peace. Remember, too, that this peace is not the stupefying of the senses so that they do not recognize care. It is not a drug to the soul, as morphine is to the body. That is the danger of the teaching of Mrs. Eddy, who denies that there is pain." In view of the misconception the above gives of the nature of Christian Science teaching, I shall appreciate space for a brief reply.

In the Scriptures we read, "Neither shall there be any more pain." To-day, in thousands of instances and continually, this Scripture is being fulfilled in a very gratifying measure through Christian Science, the discovery of Mary Baker Eddy. Its fulfillment rests upon the understanding of these scientific facts, that pain and all suffering are caused by erroneous belief in a power and presence opposed to God, that human belief causes its own suffering, and that in no instance is such suffering a visitation from God, who, as Jesus declared, causes His sun to shine alike upon the good and the evil, and sends His rain upon the just and the unjust. Christian Science shows that all pain or suffering is the result of the stupefying illusions of material sense. The light of spiritual revelation dispels these illusions, and confers a freedom from all ills in proportion to one's acceptance of it. Therefore Mrs. Eddy could write with true vision in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 218, 219): "When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease."

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"Fear not, ye men of Israel"
October 6, 1928

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