Your correspondent in his criticism of a recent Christian Science...

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Your correspondent in his criticism of a recent Christian Science lecture appears to advance a theory about God with which, fortunately, few of his coreligionists would care to agree. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy will be found a definition of "God" which is accepted by, and helps, every Christian Scientist. On page 465 she says, "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love."

It is self-evident that as a fig tree cannot bear olive berries nor a vine, figs, so, in the words of James, "can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh." God is good—not good and evil—and "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

As shown in the Bible, the prophets caught glorious glimpses of this sublime fact, and one of them with clear vision exclaimed, "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil." But it was the greatest demonstrator of Truth of all, Christ Jesus, who understood fully and practiced perfectly this fundamental law of God's goodness and omnipotence, whereby he was enabled to heal the sick, forgive the sinner, raise the dead, and vanquish every phase of evil. And he encouraged every follower of his to do likewise.

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Reports from the Field
May 28, 1932

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