Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Two points of danger beset mankind; namely, making
sin seem either too large or too little:  if too large, we

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are in the darkness of all the ages, wherein the true sense
of the unity of good and the unreality of evil is lost.
   If good is God, even as God is good, then good and
evil can neither be coeval nor coequal, for God is
All-in-all.  This closes the argument of aught besides Him, aught
else than good.
   If the sense of sin is too little, mortals are in danger
of not seeing their own belief in sin, but of seeing too
keenly their neighbor's.  Then they are beset with
egotism and hypocrisy.  Here Christian Scientists must
be most watchful.  Their habit of mental and audible
protest against the reality of sin, tends to make sin less
or more to them than to other people.  They must either
be overcoming sin in themselves, or they must not lose
sight of sin; else they are self-deceived sinners of the
worst sort.

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