A sermon, as reported in your issue of March 5, would...

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A sermon, as reported in your issue of March 5, would imply that Christian Science is simply a system of negations; whereas it is affirmative, and offers a logical and demonstrable explanation of the true nature of God and man. Its teachings on this subject are in entire accord with the first chapter of Genesis, wherein we read that God made man in His own image and likeness, and pronounced him good.

Since Christian Science accepts unreservedly the Scriptural record of creation, which includes perfect man, it must logically reject the theory that man is a sick, sinning, fallen mortal. The ideal man was exemplified by Christ Jesus, who showed humanity how to lay off their sick, sorrowful, sinful beliefs, and replace them with the spiritual qualities of health, joy, and holiness. Paul was referring to this change of consciousness when he said, "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."

Christian Science rightly describes discarded sinful thoughts as "nothing," but these are no part of the true nature of man. Mary Baker Eddy has explained this most concisely in "Unity of Good," where she writes (p. 37): "The evil accompanying physical personality is illusive and mortal; but the good attendant upon spiritual individuality is immortal. Existing here and now, this unseen individuality is real and eternal."

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