In the Southern Press of February 24th, A. H. O. has...

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In the Southern Press of February 24th, A. H. O. has, once again, expressed his opinion of Christian Science, but this only serves to emphasize the impossibility of understanding the subject from a material standpoint. In spite of the fact that every known science uses words in an arbitrary and definite sense he accuses Christian Scientists of deceit and dishonesty for doing so. He insists that "pens, windows, trees, and so on," as perceived by the material senses, are "realities" and not "seeming realities." Yet he has not denied that these senses are often deceived. He asserts that "Jesus overcame nothing when he overcame the world, the flesh, and all error." Yet in a former letter he defined "error" as "deviation from truth." According to Christian Science Jesus overcame all suggestions tempting him to deviate from the truth. He overcame nothing of truth—nothing true—for that did not need to be and could not be overcome.

A. H. O. states that Christian Science is not "Science," for science is knowledge, and that "the only channel of knowledge is through the five senses." This and every other argument advanced by A. H. O. is answered by Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians, second chapter, verses 4 to 14, which I would recommend to anyone wishing to understand the Christian Science point of view. The fourteenth verse reads, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

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