No and Yes, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS SIN?
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IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS SIN?



   Frequently when I touch this subject my meaning is
ignorantly or maliciously misconstrued.  Christian Science
Mind-healing lifts with a steady arm, and cleaves sin with
a broad battle-axe.  It gives the lie to sin, in the spirit of
Truth; but other theories make sin true.  Jesus declared
that the devil was "a liar, and the father of it."  A lie is
negation, - alias nothing, or the opposite of something.
Good is great and real.  Hence its opposite, named evil,
must be small and unreal.  When this sense is attained,
we shall no longer be the servants of sin, and shall cease
to love it.
   The domination of good destroys the sense of evil.  To
illustrate:  It seems a great evil to belie and belittle Christian
Science, and persecute a Cause which is healing its
thousands and rapidly diminishing the percentage of sin.
But reduce this evil to its lowest terms, nothing, and slander

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loses its power to harm; for even the wrath of man shall
praise Him.  The reduction of evil, in Science, gives the
dominance to God, and must lead us to bless those who
curse, that thus we may overcome evil with good.
   If the Bible and my work Science and Health had their
rightful place in schools of learning, they would revolutionize
the world by advancing the kingdom of Christ.
It requires sacrifice, struggle, prayer, and watchfulness
to understand and demonstrate what these volumes teach,
because they involve divine Science, with fixed Principle,
a given rule, and unmistakable proof.



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