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Good always emerges

From the August 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christian Science blesses mankind with the encouraging truth that, out of every experience, however cruel or unjustified to human sense, a clearer sense of the goodness of God, and the powerlessness of evil, must ultimately emerge. 

Regarding the Science of Christianity, for instance, confrontations with imposition and condemnation, along with the victories that follow, certainly are nothing new. Christ Jesus and his followers also encountered these obstacles. While some of Jesus’ followers occasionally were discouraged by these condemnations, the master Christian was not intimidated.

When Pontius Pilate threatened Jesus with crucifixion and death, “Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above” (John 19:11). Behind condemnations of Jesus were undercurrents of political and theological positions imposed on his teachings. Human authority and power were threatened by speculations from the people that Jesus might be the Messiah, the promised King of the Jews.

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