In replying to a letter by your correspondent I should...

Waitara Evening Mail

In replying to a letter by your correspondent I should like to point out that in briefly answering it I do so with no intention of entering into a controversy. It is to the large body of the reading public, who may have gained a false impression of Christian Science, that I wish to appeal.

The Bible, as Mary Baker Eddy teaches in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," must be understood spiritually—"the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life;" and if it is so understood its teachings will be found to agree with the Christian Science textbook. Educated men and women and also the simple and untutored have studied these books side by side, and have found nothing inconsistent in them. On the contrary, Christian Science has unfolded to them the spiritual meaning of the Bible, which brings, as a necessary consequence, health and happiness.

Christian Scientists are content to know that the only devil is impersonal evil, "a liar," as our Master designated it—"a murderer from the beginning," who "abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him." Christian Scientists rejoice in the understanding that God is All, His law the law of Love, the only law, bringing all good to His children; that, therefore, so-called evil has no power, no law behind it, and that its every seeming phase can be destroyed by the true understanding of God.

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