Who Sins?

Christian Science teaches the unreality of sin as one of its basic truths. This fact of sin's unreality is a natural consequence of the truth contained in the first chapter of Genesis that God made man in His own image and likeness and that He made him good. Sin is not of God, therefore it does not belong to the perfect man of God's creating.

The Apostle John declared, "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." I John 3:9: How then does sin come into the picture? Who sins? Is it not obvious that it can only be a mortal who is not "born of God"—in other words, a counterfeit of the real man? This is the man referred to by the Apostle Paul as "the old man," which he tells us must be "put off." Eph. 4:22;

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