In your issue of July 27 [1935], "Nonconformist" says...

Essex County Telegraph

In your issue of July 27 [1935], "Nonconformist" says, "It is useless ... to deny plain facts such as sin, suffering, the material world, et cetera." In John 8:46, Christ Jesus asked, "Which of you convinceth me of sin?" This verse immediately follows Jesus' definition of the devil, or the embodiment of all evil, which, he said, "abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him;" and, "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." Could anything be more convincing than these words of our Master as to the unreality of evil? On page 426 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin."

In I John 2:15 we are told not to love the material sense of the world, because it is not of the Father and will therefore pass away. How can that which is "not of the Father" be the creation of God? In the twenty-first chapter of Revelation it is recorded that John saw a new heaven and a new earth, or the spiritual reality, for the first heaven and earth, the material sense, had passed away, as he had predicted.

Our critic talks about the personality of God. He will acknowledge, presumably, that God is infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; that He is Spirit, and therefore incorporeal. His personality, as Christian Science shows, must be infinite. Is our critic thinking of God as corporeal, and therefore having and anthropomorphic personality? If so, his concept of God is finite, limited, and not in accord with the Scriptural definition of God.

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September 12, 1936

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