In a recent issue there appears...


In a recent issue there appears a letter signed by a professor of law regarding the report of a recent Christian Science lecture published in the columns of your esteemed paper. The learned gentleman assails the Star for giving so "much space" to the publication of this lecture report. It might interest him to know that throughout the world, including the dominion of Canada, many large daily newspapers are not only publishing single columns of news regarding Christian Science lectures, but frequently printing full-page reports, thus indicating their value to the newspaper-reading public. The correspondent seems perturbed by the lecturer's statement that "God does not permit evil" and implies that "ordinary reasonable men" and "those who have intelligence enough" will not bother much "about that sort of thing." Yet there is Biblical authority questioning the reality of evil, no matter in what form it appears. Did not the prophet Habakkuk say, when referring to God and His infinite goodness, "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity"? and could it be said of Christ Jesus that he was "musing" when he declared of Jairus' daughter, who had, according to the testimony of the physical senses, passed on, "She is not dead, but sleepeth"?

Christian Science does not deny that to the physical senses evil and disease seem very real, even as they must have done to the mourners of Jairus' child, but the fact that the Master, through his better understanding of "the things of the Spirit," was able to annul sense-testimony by restoring the child's life, is assuredly evidence in favor of the Christian Science teaching of the unreality of evil. Those who are devoting their lives to the practical demonstration of this teaching in healing the sick are following what they understand to be the Master's method.

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