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May I have space in your paper to correct some statements...

Arkansas Gazette

May I have space in your paper to correct some statements made in this column by "Cassandra." This writer gives the erroneous impression that Mary Baker Eddy, along with many others, gave her followers a corporeal god to worship. This clearly indicates that the writer is unacquainted with Christian Science.

All down the ages people have been confused through their ignorance of God. All must agree that if we have an erroneous concept of God, we are not depending on God. With a mortal or corporeal concept of God we are not in line to receive the blessings which have been prepared for all who love and obey the only true and living God. Mrs. Eddy emphasizes the all-important fact that there is but one God. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she gives this definition (p. 587): "God The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." Equipped with such an understanding of God as above set forth, could we not all declare with the Psalmist, "I will not fear what flesh can do unto me"?

Another statement by the writer is misleading, namely, that Christ was crucified two thousand years ago. The Christ, or divine idea, was manifested by the human Jesus. On page 8 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1901, Mrs. Eddy writes: "The Christ was Jesus' spiritual selfhood; therefore Christ existed prior to Jesus, who said, 'Before Abraham was, I am.'" It is a glorious realization to know that the Christ is here, ever available to individual consciousness. "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

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