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Gloucester Journal

Gloucester Journal Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Many would agree with the Journal Padre when he emphasised man's complete dependence on God in his article "The Fifth Estate."

I should like to assure your readers that Christian Scientists fully accept this proposition, for their religion is based on the First Commandment "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

They find it a profound help to think of God as infinite Mind, the source of all intelligence. But the Mind that is God is very far removed from the fallible mind of mortals.

The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in her textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares" (p. 151).

So Christian Scientists, like all Christians, are seeking to lay aside human will and pride of intellect in order to obey Paul's precept "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."

We regard Christ Jesus as the supreme teacher and demonstrator of God's laws, the Saviour who laid down his life to show us the way. To follow him demands our wholehearted allegiance.

Geoffrey P. Wade
Committee on Publication

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October 18, 1975

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