Your issue of March 12 contains a letter on the subject...

Kent Messenger

Your issue of March 12 contains a letter on the subject of Christian Science which needs correction.

The basis of Christian Science teaching is that God is infinite Spirit, and that the spiritual universe, including spiritual man, is His infinite manifestation. This is the only basis from which the belief in sin, disease, and death can be destroyed. These conditions are not created by God; therefore they can have only an illusive existence. Christian Scientists are proving daily that, by realizing God's allness and denying the reality of sin, disease, and death, they can eliminate these conditions. This is practical salvation.

In Mark's Gospel we are told that "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." This statement makes no reference to his crucifixion, yet it was sufficient to save the individual from sickness and sin. It was some three hundred years after Christ Jesus had ascended that the early Christians, through the introduction of man-made doctrines, lost the power to heal the sick and raise the dead.

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