DRAWING NIGH TO GOD

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.—James.

The student of Christian Science is profoundly grateful for the privilege of knowing how to draw nigh to God. Under the teaching of scholastic theology he had found this a difficult probelm to solve, for the reason that God was presented to him as a good-and-evil God, animated by love at one time and by anger and hatred at another. Believing God to be endowed with his own human attributes, he was more often inclined to get farther away from such a God instead of getting closer to Him. There was very little in such teaching to inspire any closer relationship than already existed, since it would naturally mean a closer scrutiny and knowledge on the part of God of the very qualities that would deserve punishment at His hands. The student mayhap reasoned thus: If two human beings are under the control of anger and hate, the farther apart they keep the better for both; and why not the same with myself and God, if God be humanly changeable and liable to almost any phase of human error?

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