For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.—Psalms.

And, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.—Gospel.

"God does not speak to men to-day," was an expression I heard from a gentleman some time ago. Is this so, or does God speak to man now as He did of old, and if He does, how are we to know it? Before we knew anything of Christian Science we could not understand how God could speak to men, as the Bible tells us He did in the past. except as a miracle or as a special sign, and we believed that the time of signs and miracles was past. Since knowing of Christian Science, and studying the definition of "angels" found in our text-book; namely, "God's thoughts passing to man" (Science and Health, p. 581), we can clearly see how angels come to men now as they did of old, and that God can speak to us as He did to the prophets. The degree of our receptivity to these angels, or good thoughts, is in direct proportion to our turning from material to spiritual things, and the purer our thought the more receptive to Truth it is. It was after Jesus had successfully resisted the devil,—cleared his mental atmosphere of all evil,—that the angels came and ministered unto him.

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