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From Christian Science Committees on Publication

Staten Island Advance

Staten Island Advance
Staten Island, New York

[The] "Voice of Broadway" in your paper recently referred, somewhat ironically, to the view a Christian Scientist might be supposed to take toward Watergate.

In doing so, the column hints at an old saw that claims Christian Scientists recognize no sin. The inference, even in jest, blatantly misinterprets the teachings of this Church. While Christian Science recognizes God and the man of His creation as sinless, it also emphasizes in no uncertain terms how far mortals—each one of us—yet have to go to reach this state!

Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, writes, "What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds," and she adds on the following page, "Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ,—Truth and Life" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures pp. 4—5).

Arthur R. Davies
Committee on Publication

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August 2, 1975

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