Divine Logic Dispels Confusion

The serpent's subtle counsel to Eve in the allegory of the Garden of Eden, "Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Gen. 3:5), illustrates the confusion in human thought, based as it is upon the supposed mingling of these contraries. In the world, we note aspirations for both the material and the spiritual, competition for good objectives, clashing aims in government, and life resulting in death. We hear of disputatious theologians, who should be one in Christ, questionable business practices claimed to be beneficial, divided peoples who should be brothers, a war-driven race which wants peace. We wonder at the release of nuclear energy that could advance the world technologically, but also threatens to annihilate it.

The cure for all confusion is found in the truths of Christian Science, which holds to the premise set forth in the first chapter of Genesis. Here God is revealed as making man in His own likeness and seeing "every thing that he had made" as "very good." There is no mingling of good and evil in this theology. A good God makes a good creation. This is the great fundamental message of the Scriptures, the divine logic, which is destined to save mankind from the muddle that arises from the illogical, dual premise of the serpent, the suppositional carnal mind.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 27): "That God, good, creates evil, or aught that can result in evil,—or that Spirit creates its opposite, named matter,—are conclusions that destroy their premise and prove themselves invalid. Here is where Christian Science sticks to its text, and other systems of religion abandon their own logic." And she goes on to explain the cardinal point in Christian Science that matter and evil are unreal.

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