The critic's remark about self-assertion in Christian Science...

De Wassenaarsche Courant

The critic's remark about self-assertion in Christian Science is quite the reverse of what Christian Science teaches. The critic says, "Salvation from this valley of tears does not lie in knowing or understanding more, but in a change of will." But it is just this perverse will, termed mortal mind in Christian Science, which, as its name indicates, is destined to disappear, because it consists of ignorance and error and is wholly negative.

On page 490 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we read: "Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will—blind, stubborn, and headlong—cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good;" and on page 111, "I find the will, or sensuous reason of the human mind, to be opposed to the divine Mind as expressed divine Science."

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