In your last issue "Ignorans" propounds several what he...

Ilkley Gazette

In your last issue "Ignorans" propounds several what he terms conundrums in connection with the teaching of Christian Science, an explanation of which, he writes, would be much appreciated. Gladly would I deal with them all did I think you would or could allow me space to do so; but as it is I feel I must confine this letter to the one dealing with prayer, and refer him to Mrs. Eddy's writings for his answers to the others.

Perhaps one of the most significant declarations in the Bible is that which reads, "The Lord he is God; there is none else beside him." Most persons will agree with the statement made by Christ Jesus that "God is spirit" (Revised Version); therefore, the declaration could be translated thus: The Lord he is Spirit, there is none else beside Spirit. It is just here that the test as to how far an individual is prepared to be logical presents itself. The text is one which Mrs. Eddy uses many times, and it may be said that Christian Science is a logical deduction from this premise. Mankind would be immeasurably blessed if every hour of the day it would remind itself of this premise, and would reason things out on this basis.

If God is Spirit and God is All, everything that exists in the sight of God must be spiritual—a spiritual idea—and must partake of the nature of its cause, and be perfect. Truly, therefore, there is nothing wrong with God, man, or creation. That being so, there cannot be any good reason to ask God to remake or change in the slightest degree anything that He has made.

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September 21, 1929

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