I thank you for your courtesy in publishing my letter...

Auckland and County Chronicle

I thank you for your courtesy in publishing my letter refuting a writer's statement that Christian Scientists are "enemies of the cross of Christ" and also this writer for his letter explaining his reasons for making the statement. With your permission I will give to your readers an answer to his further charges against Christian Science.

Throughout her writings Mary Baker Eddy has made it very clear that the teaching of a finite and corporeal concept of God impedes spiritual progress, hinders reform, hides the divine possibilities, and prevents humanity from taking full advantage of the way of salvation from sin, sickness, and death which it was Jesus' God-ordained mission to reveal. The Person of God is not challenged by Christian Science, as the writer asserts, but only the finite corporeal concept of it so often entertained. On page 6 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1901, Mrs. Eddy says: "We believe in God as the infinite Person; but lose all conceivable idea of Him as a finite Person with an infinite Mind." On page 2 of "Rudimental Divine Science" she rightly insists that the word "person" must not be used for Deity in either a finite or a human sense, but only as "infinite Spirit." Christian Science logically concludes that the Christ, the divine image and likeness, must partake of God's nature and character, and is therefore neither finite nor human, but infinite, spiritual, eternal. Regarding the devil, Christian Science teaches that evil has no real entity either as a finite or an infinite personality. The Bible declares God made all that was made "and, behold, it was very good." Like produces like: "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit." God, the eternal good, can neither create evil nor the capacity to do evil. Jesus defined the devil as having "no truth in him ... a liar, and the father of it."

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