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From the March 1890 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What does Christian Science teach concerning sin? There is need that great care be taken in our statements on this question, as we are constantly being met by the assertion that Christian Science teaches there is no sin; and very many, misled by this bold statement, turn from our work with suspicion, not to say outright fear.

To assert that God is all, and in all; that He made all that was made and pronounced it good; that without Him was not anything made that was made, and that He could create nothing unlike Himself; and that therefore there is no evil, is not enough. This is the absolute truth; but still the fact remains that all about us is the seeming evidence of the workings of a power apart from God — a something which by no stretch of the imagination or any far-fetched theory can we pronounce good.

How, then, shall we dispose of this which to the material senses seems so real, almost more real than God Himself?

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