Your issue of February 25 contains a letter in which...

Northamptonshire Evening Gazette

Your issue of February 25 contains a letter in which several very erroneous statements as to the teachings of Christian Science are made. In particular, the description by your correspondent of what God is believed by Christian Scientists to be is incorrect and misleading. The true statement is to be found on page 465 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." Again, on pages 336 and 337, she writes, "God is individual and personal in a scientific sense, but not in any anthropomorphic sense."

Until the publication of the Christian Science textbook, no satisfactory explanation had been available of the many sayings of our Master in which he referred to himself as divine, and of those other instances in which he spoke of his human selfhood. The teachings of Christian Science explain logically and clearly this seeming duality of the seen and the unseen, the human and the divine, so marvelously manifested in Christ Jesus. The Christ is divine, and the writer of the epistle to the Hebrews says of Jesus, the son of the virgin mother, "Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." Christian Scientists regard our Master as the Way-shower, and they humbly and with the utmost gratitude recognize the wonderful manner in which he accomplished the divine mission which was intrusted to him by God.

When Christian Scientists speak of man as incapable of sin, they are referring to man made in the image and likeness of God. They know that mortals suffer and are ill, and require to be healed and regenerated, but they are learning that the application of the truth about God and man as taught in Christian Science heals the sick and reforms the sinner. This healing is accomplished through the operation of spiritual law, which is not supernatural but divinely natural.

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