Working Out Our Salvation

The student of Christian Science, earnestly striving to work out the problem of being, very soon realizes that the unfoldment and demonstration in the individual consciousness of a correct understanding of God, and of man's relation to God, is the task set before him by the Scriptural admonition to "work out your own salvation."

The acceptance of a merely literal translation of these words might permit a belief of discouragement to arise from a sense of inability to overcome the perhaps seemingly insurmountable problems confronting one. But even the feeling of utter human helplessness is at once dispelled by the loving assurance that immediately follows: "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Christ Jesus in the strength and power of his true meekness said, "I can of mine own self do nothing;" also, "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself." But he straightway added, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works;" and he also declared, "With God all things are possible."

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