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I would thank you for space in which to reply to a reference to Christian Science in the March 11 morning edition of the Leader-Post by a correspondent.

The Science of Christianity, which is in harmony with the teachings of Christ Jesus, shows that eternal torment is not in keeping with the law of God; that God, infinite Life, Truth, and Love, omnipotent and omnipresent, is the source of all true existence; that the man of God's creating is, and always has been, the perfect expression of God, and therefore is spiritual.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, gives in her great textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 497), the following as one of its important points, or religious tenets: "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." Christian Science accepts the statement made in the first chapter of Genesis, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." It teaches that God, good, is the only creator, and that since evil is the opposite of good, God never made it. Therefore evil has no real foundation, and can be dispelled by the understanding of the allness of God, as it was nineteen hundred years ago by Christ Jesus, who said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Through the medium of the Christian Science testimony meetings and the periodicals, untold numbers throughout the world are bearing witness to the presentday destruction of the torments of human existence through the correct application of the teachings of Christian Science. And to those accepting these teachings, this is proof that eventually all suffering must disappear as the presence and harmony of infinite Love—God—is recognized.

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November 12, 1932

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