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The Allness of Good
On pages 398 and 399 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," appears the statement, "Evil has no power, no intelligence, for God is good, and therefore good is infinite, is All;" and in many other passages in this book Mary Baker Eddy, when using the word "God," couples with it as a correlative the word "good." Also, on page 275 she states: "No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows." Therefore it is to be noted that she employs the word "good" as both cause and effect, thus doubly emphasizing the fact that all good resides in and therefore emanates from Him.
One of the chief traits of mortal mind is its proneness to limit good and circumscribe its potentialities, while at the same time, with characteristic inconsistency, it sets no limit to the supposed power of evil, which, indeed, it is generally ready to exaggerate rather than to minimize. One who was seemingly making good progress with her investigation of Christian Science appeared to be readily accepting its teachings until she learned that they admitted no such thing as an actual devil. After that she decided not to pursue her inquiries any further. She could not forgo this frightening bogey and accept the statement that, God being All-in-all and the source of all good, there was in reality no such thing as a devil. Her belief in the assertion of the poet Burns that "man was made to mourn" was not to be easily overcome. Her materialistic philosophy demanded a dark background even for her joys.
Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from John Randall Dunn, George Channing, The Christian Science Board of Directors, Roy Garrett Watson, Mary G. Ewing, Amea H. Harris, Arthur W. Eckman, A. Warren Norton, M. Rosamond Wright, Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy
The Allness of Good
W. CYPRIAN BRIDGE
ELLIE E. D. BLACK
On Believing Impossible Things
Peter V. Ross
with contributions from Margaret Crawford, Nora Wynsome Henry, Harold T. Shelton
It would be impossible to express...
Charles H. Crumplin
I desire to express my gratitude...
Thelma Brooks with contributions from Ethel Brooks
Christian Science came into my...
Growth in understanding leads...
Velma Longacre Zarbock
In Science and Health (p. 167)...
Marshall William Scott
I desire to express gratitude for...
Christian Science found me...
Glenna Smith Tinnin
"Blessed are the meek"
MARGARET PLUNKET RAPER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Stafford Cripps, George C. Monroe, William M. Maltbie, I. V. Macklin, Fred Sparrow, Harold Stassen