From Letters, Substantially as Published

In your February 21 issue you printed an item captioned...

Morrow County Independent

In your February 21 issue you printed an item captioned "Papers Read and Discussed at Meeting of Women's Society." This item goes on to say that the study topic of this group was on the following subject: "The Unknown God, Unknown to the Christian Scientist." Since this is somewhat misleading in its implication, I offer for publication an explanation of the Christian Scientist's understanding of God, so that the uninformed reader may know just what Christian Science teaches regarding Him.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written on page 587 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "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." And on the same page she writes, "God is one God, infinite and perfect, and cannot become finite and imperfect."

When Paul spoke to the Athenians on Mars' Hill long ago, he spoke to men who had many gods, and he proceeded to declare to them the one God, and Christ Jesus, the Way-shower. This God, in the eyes of Jesus and of Paul, was not limited in any sense, and was available as a help to men in all their troubles. Christian Scientists believe that the same omnipotent God is available to men today, and that with faith and understanding they can turn to Him in prayer and be healed as in those early Christian days, quite unassisted by material means. Such is the God who is worshiped by Christian Scientists, and He is not unknown to them. Jesus declared that the pure in heart shall see God. Christian Scientists endeavor to purify their hearts daily so that they may see the God of whom Jesus spoke.

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