The Bishop of Bradford's desire...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

The Bishop of Bradford's desire to arouse a spiritual impulse in the social conscience is to be commended. In his remarks at his diocesan conference, however, he makes specific reference to the religion of Christian Science because it denies that pain is real to God.

I would assure your readers in the plainest possible language that Christian Science does not deny that pain appears real in the experience of mankind. If Christian Science did not deny the apparent existence of pain, how could it come to mankind with a healing message and free so many from the bondage of suffering?

In the manner of Jesus, who said, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work," Christian Science denies pain upon a purely spiritual basis, and inculcates such an abiding conviction of the presence, power, and goodness of God, and of man's relationship to Him, that pain is destroyed and replaced by joy and peace.

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Addresses to Non-Christian Scientists
April 17, 1943

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