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Your paper quotes a revivalist in your community as referring to Christian Science as "a fool doctrine" "that says there is no sin." I shall thank you for the space to make the following explanation:

Mrs. Eddy makes the distinction between the real and the unreal from a different viewpoint of substance, which is the correct definition of the word "real." The accuracy of her viewpoint is constantly being demonstrated as her system heals the sick and reforms the sinner. The Funk and Wagnalls dictionary accepts Mrs. Eddy's definition of substance, which coincides with reason and Scripture. This definition is taken from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 335): "Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial."

This revivalist is urging sinners to cease sinning. If he accepts the belief that sin is real, he denies the infinite reality of God, good, as the only Spirit, cause, and has accepted failure from the start, so rendering himself incapable of healing the sinner, or, in other words, making sin unreal to the sinner.

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August 31, 1929

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