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Grantham Journal

In reply to a correspondent writing in your issue of May 2, let me say that his analysis of Christian Science is not accurate and starts from a wrong premise.

Christian Science is based on the divine Principle of being, God. It declares God's allness, infinitude, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. It further declares that God, divine Mind, is the only creator, and that creation is the spiritually mental phenomenon of divine Mind, or Spirit. It therefore accepts as true the record of spiritual creation as given in the first chapter of Genesis, wherein it is stated that man is made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit. This statement, however, does not refer to the counterfeit material concept of man recorded in the second chapter as made from the dust of the ground.

Christian Science also accepts as true the Biblical statement that God made all that was made, and pronounced His creation "very good." From this it draws the right conclusion that evil, error, is not true, that it has no real entity; hence, its seeming presence can be destroyed or dissolved by the knowledge of spiritual truth, even as a mistake in mathematics can be corrected by exact knowledge of mathematics.

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