The article entitled "Mrs. Eddy's Power Sources" published...

Svenska Canada-Tidningen,

The article entitled "Mrs. Eddy's Power Sources" published in your recent issue, as translated for me, so misrepresents the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy, the revered Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, that space for correction is respectfully requested.

Although written from a critical standpoint, the article contains this significant admission, namely, that "large numbers of people have found in the Christian Science doctrine a new basis for life, which has thereby been transformed into something bright and lovely." Unwittingly, perhaps, the critic thus offers evidence that Mrs. Eddy's life-work has brought forth much good fruit. Obviously, the good fruit must have come from a good tree; for, according to the Scriptures, grapes are not gathered from thorns, nor figs from thistles.

The writer purports to give the Christian Science viewpoint of evil as "merely something negative." But in order to understand the Christian Science viewpoint, it is first necessary to learn something of the truth about God and His creation. According to the spiritual record of creation in the first chapter of Genesis, God, the only cause and creator, "saw every thing that he had made" and pronounced His work to be "very good." It must be obevious that He did not make anything unlike good. Entirely consistent with this, Christian Science teaches that evil is only the suppositional absence of God, good.

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Thou Leadest Me
February 13, 1932

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