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From the July 1933 issue of The Christian Science Journal

An awakening humanity is seeking a savior. Individuals, groups, and nations, dealing with problems which seem unsolvable by accustomed processes, are crying out for something, or someone, to lead them out of the complexity of human affairs. There is universal need to know a safe way in the administration of business, economics, and government. The clearest thinkers of our time know that we are standing at the threshold of a new era where mighty conflicts of thought impend, where uncharted ways lie before, and where a greater power than human wisdom must cope with the elements which would seem to obstruct the progress of the human race. There is the need for a savior for the multitudes, for salvation at work coincidentally in every part of the earth, that justice shall be administered to nations.

Throughout the world we see men and women chosen to manage the affairs of their respective communities. Are they not chosen with the expectation that they will be able in some degree to save their localities from discord and perhaps disaster? City councils, state legislative bodies, national governments are elected to enact and administer laws for their particular communities and nations, so that harmony and safety will be experienced therein. In some instances such a purpose is fulfilled in large measure. In others there are confusion, helplessness, groping, even wrongdoing. It sometimes seems as though it were more difficult to see good at work among groups than with individuals. Yet upon group-action, in many instances, the world's progress would seem to depend.

In the midst of the trials of the last few years men who have been chosen leaders in different countries have striven to fulfill the hopes placed in them. Administrative bodies have endeavored to solve the problems of a world at variance. Yet, in spite of these sincere endeavors, the need of humanity was never greater than now for deliverance from the belief of elementary evil. Does not this imply that no mere human agency of itself is a savior, and that those who put their confidence of permanent deliverance from evil in persons and in material methods, no matter how good these may seem to be, will eventually be compelled to cast the anchor of their hope into the depth of divine provision? Surely there must be one universal Saviour abundantly able to meet all racial needs. Looking beyond the confines of humanhood into the realm of divine Love, we see this deliverer, God's agency with men, indeed adequate to save to the uttermost. It is the Christ, "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth."

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