A few lines regarding Christian Science, intended to be...

Sheboygan Press

A few lines regarding Christian Science, intended to be humorous, in the issue of your paper of October 4, misrepresent its teachings. No doubt these lines found a place in your columns through inadvertence, because I feel sure that your paper neither wishes to misrepresent the teachings of any religion nor to make light of religious teachings which many hold sacred. I shall therefore appreciate space in your esteemed paper for this letter of explanation and correction.

The writer of the lines to which I have referred jocularly assumes that Christian Science teaches that man only thinks he is ill or dead. It is true that Christian Science teaches the unreality of disease and death, and that all human experiences, including disease and death, are mental. In order, however, to comprehend this teaching regarding the unreality of disease and death, it must be understood that the mortal, material man is not the real man. The real man revealed by Christian Science is wholly spiritual, made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit, as stated in the first chapter of Genesis. This real man—spiritual man—is immortal and cannot die or be ill because God is his Life, and his God-bestowed consciousness of Life contains no destructive element.

The full awakening to the truth of God as the only Life, or Mind, and of man as His image and likeness, constitutes in Christian Science mankind's salvation from sin, disease, and death.

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