In your issue of January 30 appeared an article by a...


In your issue of January 30 appeared an article by a clergyman commenting upon a lecture on Christian Science. After generously commending the lecturer's logic and manner of presenting his subject, and after agreeing with him that everything which God creates is good, like Himself, this clergyman proceeds to account for sin, and by inference to criticize the teaching of Christian Science on this important subject. In order that this teaching may be correctly presented, I ask space for a brief statement.

Christian Science does not ignore sin. One of its tenets reads as follows: "We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 497). Sin, then, is false belief, without reality or entity. It is, therefore, not to be explained or accounted for. It is rather to be destroyed by the understanding of the allness of God, good, and by the expression of this understanding in daily life.

To a great degree Christian Scientists throughout the world are proving the power of this truth to make them more loving at home, better neighbors and friends abroad, and happier in every field of human activity.

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