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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journal, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


From the April 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

QUESTION: Sometimes I've struggled with trying to get a better handle on how a material sense of man and the universe originated in the first place. Where does material existence, which includes suffering, sin, and death, come from? If evil isn't real, as Christian Science teaches, why do we have to deal with it? If God is everywhere, why aren't we living in a perfect world? A1 These are great questions, tough ones, but really good ones to explore—ones I've wrestled with myself.

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