Please allow me to make a few remarks on your statement...

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Please allow me to make a few remarks on your statement in the issue of August 15.

It is possible to defend every religious opinion with passages from the Scriptures, and each one will maintain that his interpretation is the correct one. But the decision as to which is correct lies only in a proof so palpable that no one can reject it. Jesus and his disciples proved to their contemporaries by their works that they were endowed with divine authority. Jesus said: "Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." Christian Science is repeating these works. They are, as Jesus prophesied, the signs which "shall follow them that believe." Such works cannot be brought about by suggestion or by human will-power. Real healing is brought about solely by God; hence it is absolutely necessary to "let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." The aim of Christian Science is primarily the overcoming of sin.

You say in your article that instead of a personal God Christian Science knows only a cosmic soul with whom one cannot talk intimately. This might lead to misunderstandings. Christian Science teaches belief in a personal God in the sense that God is infinite Person. It teaches also that God is man's Life, his substance, his intelligence.

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