Letters to the Press from Christian Science Committees on Publication

Chattanooga Times

John M. Dean, Committee on Publication for Tennessee
Chattanooga Times

While appreciating the kindly and well-intentioned reference to Christian Science which was made in a recent issue of your paper, it seems necessary to differentiate between the practice of Christian Science, on the one hand, and the use of the so-called human will, on the other.

As understood in Christian Science, the omnipotence of God who is innately and wholly good, precludes the existence of any other power. Therefore, evil in all its forms exists only as an erroneous belief, with no relation to reality. It follows, therefore, that the healing nature of Christian Science is exercised in spite of, rather than because of, erroneous human will.

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A Cup of Cold Water
August 25, 1945

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