This page presents
the two recapitulation statements (questions and answers) that pertain to the
selected group from the chapter RECAPITULATION of the Christian Science
textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. To
the statements the applicable part of the glossary definition for the term ADAM
is added, and the applicable Bible Lesson topic.
-31- Evil not produced by God
XXXI. Since God is All, there is no room
for His unlikeness. God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good.
Therefore evil, being contrary to good, is unreal, and cannot be the
product of God. A sinner can receive no encouragement from the fact that
Science demonstrates the unreality of evil, for the sinner would make a
reality of sin, - would make that real which is unreal, and thus heap up
"wrath against the day of wrath." He is joining in a conspiracy
against himself, - against his own awakening to the awful unreality by
which he has been deceived. Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the
unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil.
Basis of health and immortality 339
XXXII. As the mythology of pagan Rome has
yielded to a more spiritual idea of Deity, so will our material theories
yield to spiritual ideas, until the finite gives place to the infinite,
sickness to health, sin to holiness, and God's kingdom comes "in
earth, as it is in heaven." The basis of all health, sinlessness, and
immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind
must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin
through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and
never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure.
You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never
lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in
them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.
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