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Your issue of May 31 contains a letter in which the...

County of Middlesex Independent

Your issue of May 31 contains a letter in which the writer makes a remark on Christian Science that calls for a reply.

There are no "weaknesses" or "fallacies" in Christian Science, as he avers, nor does it teach anyone to "ignore evil and pretend that it does not exist." Evil is as real to the physical senses as is any material condition, but it has to be remembered that the physical senses are the senses of the carnal mind, which St. Paul termed "enmity against God." God, infinite Spirit, could not create evil, the opposite of Himself, and He made all that was made; therefore the logical conclusion is that evil is not a reality in the absolute Science of being. Evil is suppositional in its nature, for it supposes that there is something apart from God, infinite good. This supposition is false. Christian Science teaches that by knowing God's allness, and understanding His spiritual laws, one is enabled to overcome evil—whether manifested to the physical senses as sin, disease, or discord—by good, or the spiritual understanding of God.

December 7, 1935

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