Christian Science teaches that God's forgiveness of sin...

[An address given to the Philosophical Society of the Paton Congregational College, Nottingham, by Albert John Windle, Committee on Publication for Nottinghamshire, England]

Christian Science teaches that God's forgiveness of sin consists in the destruction of sin. Any sin can be entirely eradicated from the human consciousness, and therefore any effect of sin can be entirely removed. "The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon," says Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 339). The nonspiritual thought in human consciousness is not true thought; it is error. It is evil, which can be abandoned and excluded progressively. It is well to remember that the same fountain does not send forth "sweet water and bitter." All that God sends is good, and as He is always Love, He is always blessing.

Christian Science teaches that heaven and hell are opposite states of consciousness, the former being spiritual and the other material or carnal. Mortals enter the kingdom of heaven not through material symbols or death, but by exchanging erroneous thoughts for true ideas; and the Science of Christianity enables one to distinguish progressively between that which is false and that which is true. This understanding acts as the fan which separates the chaff from the wheat, casting out those thoughts of the so-called carnal mind and substituting for them the ideas which emanate from the divine Mind, or God.

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September 9, 1933

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