When Jesus the Christ began his ministry, the Jews were...

Gentry (Ark.) Journal-Advance

When Jesus the Christ began his ministry, the Jews were "astonished at his doctrine," and still further perplexed because he spoke "as one having authority." The divinity of the Christ gave him full understanding of all things spiritual, and there is small cause for wonder that the Jews, whose religion had seemingly lost its spiritual import, leaving in its stead a series of exacting formalities, should be surprised at his teachings. For three hundred years after the crucifixion, Jesus' disciples followed closely in his footsteps, preaching the gospel and healing sin and sickness as they had been instructed by the Master. It was not until the Christian religion was made a state religion by imperial decree that the degree of spirituality which enabled his followers to emulate his example in healing the sick, as well as pointing the way to salvation from sin, was lost.

Christian Science teaches that God and His Christ are still with mankind, and that the Scriptures, when spiritually discerned and their precepts followed, will enable the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus to do the works that he did. Of this they were repeatedly assured, as all Bible students know, and as they may prove for themselves.

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