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Correspondence referring to Christian Science which...

Muswell Hill Record,

Correspondence referring to Christian Science which recently appeared in the Muswell Hill Record has been brought to my notice.

In reply to a correspondent, may I state a distinction is made in Christian Science between that which is real or actual, and that which is unreal or transitory. Whatever expresses the nature of God or good is designated the real and eternal; whatever does not express the divine nature is regarded as material and temporal. This point is illustrated in a passage from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, which reads as follows (Pref., p. xi): "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation."

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