A recent issue contains a contributor's comments on a...

Sunday Independent

A recent issue contains a contributor's comments on a Christian Science lecture delivered a few weeks ago in Wilkes-Barre. The comments show that the writer has not grasped the scientific nature of Christian Science, or the fundamental law underlying its teachings, which are based on the Bible. It must be said, therefore, that she is not qualified to pronounce judgment upon the lecture.

The Bible contains many promises of blessings in store for those having spiritual understanding. We see the fulfillment of these promises of the Bible in proportion to our acceptance of the truths of being as explained in Christian Science. Christian Science says truly that sin is not a reality, because it is not God-made. The belief in its reality is what needs to be destroyed in order to overcome sin scientifically. "Why law of truth? Truth is just truth," writes our critic. The answer may be found in Jeremiah 31:33, "I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts." Without an understanding of its law one cannot demonstrate the science of mathematics, nor can one without an understanding of spiritual law heal the sick.

Christian Science throws a great light upon the atonement and shows that Christ Jesus overcame even "the last enemy" by his knowledge of spiritual law. The Bible lays great stress upon overcoming. In Revelation 21:7 we read, "He that overcometh shall inherit all things." Some may attempt to climb into the fold in some other and easier way. But Christ Jesus said, "Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world," and he proved his dominion over death by rising from the grave. It would be well for his followers to begin to practice this scientific dominion and thus prove their teaching as Christ Jesus demanded.

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February 18, 1939

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