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TEMPTATION

From the January 1916 issue of The Christian Science Journal


AFTER Jesus had seen the heavens opened, following his act of humility and obedience in being baptized of John, and beheld the dove descending, and heard the voice declaring him to be God's "beloved Son," we are told that he was "led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. " The narrative says that he "fasted forty days and forty nights" before the tempter assailed him.