Criticisms of Christian Science...

Bromley and West Kent Mercury

Criticisms of Christian Science appearing in the press often show an ignorance of the fundamental teaching of this religion.

A letter published in a recent issue, presumably written by a clergyman, comes under this category. After attacking Christian Science in an uncharitable way, the writer expresses sorrow that he is not able to manifest "more Christian charity." Had he approached the subject in the spirit of Christian charity, your correspondent might have discerned the truth of Christian Science, which would be of inestimable value to him in his ministry.

Our critic objects to the teaching of Christian Science that evil is unreal. In reply I should ask him to consider this question: "How did Christ Jesus regard evil?" and "Is his definition of it as given in John 8:44 the correct one?" Here we read that the devil (evil), "was a murderer from the beginning," a liar with "no truth in him." St. John bears out this view when he describes Satan as "that old serpent, called the Devil, ... which deceiveth whole world." With his clear spiritual vision, the apostle saw this deception cast out, and his angels, or messages, cast out with him.

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January 31, 1942

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