In the Sussex Daily News of the twenty-first instant there...

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In the Sussex Daily News of the twenty-first instant there was an interesting article on modern religion entitled, "Evil: Should it Be Feared?" One statement in it about Christian Science was evidently due to the writer's misunderstanding of terms used in the Christian Science textbook, and I shall be glad to give a brief explanation of them.

He says, "The weak side of Christian Science is its tendency to ignore the actuality of evil." The terms "actual" and "real" are applied in Christian Science exclusively to God and to His creation. In proportion as a man comprehends that God is omnipotent and omnipresent, possessing all power, filling all space—therefore evil can have neither real power nor actual place—is he able to conquer his fear of sin, sickness, and death. On page 469 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "We lose the high signification of omnipotence, when after admitting that God, or good, is omnipresent and has all-power, we still believe there is another power, named evil." Jesus exposed the unreality of evil by designating the devil, evil, as a liar and the father of it, with no abiding place in truth.

Christian Science does not ignore the seeming operations of evil in human affairs; the knowledge of Truth imparts equips a man with the power to detect, unmask, and correct the mistaken beliefs of mortals, and not to fear them.

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