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The superiority of spiritual power

From the April 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A deep dive into the Bible shows us that many individuals experienced God’s saving and protecting power in the face of extreme adversity. Starting with Genesis, we read of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and other key figures such as Sarah and Joseph, who saw God’s laws of harmony overcome such afflictions as floods, loneliness, hunger, disease, infertility, greed, jealousy, rivalry, and abandonment. 

From their stories it is apparent that when they glimpsed the supremacy of divine Spirit, matter and its so-called laws were proven powerless. No matter how insurmountable a difficulty seemed to be, nothing was impossible to God. 

This is a point that is brought out in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy when she writes, “The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power” (p. 131). She adds several pages later, “From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter” (p. 139).

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