At the opening ceremony of the Palestine in Macclesfield...

Courier and Herald

At the opening ceremony of the Palestine in Macclesfield Exhibition the rural dean made the following arresting remark: "We are constantly losing people who become Christian Scientists, and I suppose the reason is really that people feel that they have no confidence in the power of God, and what they are saying is, 'We want a God of power.'" Christian Science meets the need of people because it not only teaches that God is All-power and the only creator, but explains and makes clear how and in what way the all-power of God is available to all who believe in the teachings of Christ Jesus and endeavor to embody them in their daily life.

Jesus made two statements of great significance, one of them expressing in most emphatic terms that his works were done through his understanding of the all-power of God: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." In the second he expressed his expectation that his followers would, by gaining the same spiritual knowledge that he had, perform the works that he did: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." It is because this promise of Jesus is demonstrable in the daily life of all who will study and apply the teachings of Christian Science as set out in its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, that this denomination has grown with such rapidity.

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December 1, 1928

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