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THE NEED OF CONSECRATION

From the October 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"A Sinner can receive no encouragement from the fact that Science demonstrates the unreality of evil," writes the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science; "for," she continues, "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. ' " In the foregoing words from page 339 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy warns her readers in effect that the deceitfulness of material sense would argue that mortals do not need to handle error; that they can do no wrong, because there is no evil; and that they do not need to work out their salvation, because man is already the image and likeness of God, hence in no need of salvation.