The first time I read the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, I found it contained an explanation of the Christ that made a great deal of sense to me. The author, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us, “Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness” (p.
I had a very encouraging experience some years ago that I’d like to share. A substantial bill of several thousand dollars was due in a couple of months, and I had no money in the bank.
Recently, I went to a Wednesday testimony meeting at a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. At these meetings, time is set aside for sharing healings resulting from prayer.
In action-adventure movies , there are often megalomaniacs, evil aliens, humanoids, and monsters who push heroes to their limit. Futuristic weapons may explode whole city blocks, but the hero or heroine emerges victorious.
In the Bible , the Gospels give clear indications of Christ Jesus’ healing method. Before the multitude was fed, or the sinner reformed, or the dead raised, Jesus often turned to his Father, God, and acknowledged God’s presence and power with gratitude that divine Love meets the human need.
In the Gospel of Luke , Christ Jesus shares a parable about a father and his two sons (see 15:11–32 ). The older son stays at home with his father, obediently tending to the family business, while the younger son leaves and spends his inheritance on a life of debauchery.
It’s a wonderful thing to feel the palpable, intimate presence of divine Love, when we’re conscious to some degree of God’s allness and our identity as His reflection. This exalted state of thought, which we seek daily to more fully achieve, is the consciousness of Christ, Truth—the spiritual consciousness that knows only what God knows and contains no erroneous suggestions about any intelligence, power, or existence apart from God, good.
Are you stumped by a problem and wondering why the answer continually eludes you? Working out the solution may involve an adjustment in method. The Bible story of a fishing expedition recounted in John 21, verses 1–14 , illustrates this point.
When God presented Himself to Moses on Mount Horeb, in the middle of a burning bush, He said to him: “Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground” ( Exodus 3:5 ). Why “holy ground”? Because God was there.
I once saw an ad on television that featured a woman frantically trying to finish her Christmas preparations. On her very long shopping list was written, “To get: Christ.