The Healing Power of God

In Jeremiah it is written, "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" And in Isaiah we read, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear." How deep is the faith in God's power shown in these passages of Old Testament Scripture! Isaiah and Jeremiah ranked foremost among the prophets of Israel. Their faith in the Almighty lifted them spiritually above their fellows; and, so inspired, they were equipped for the great work of enlightening mankind.

The God of the Hebrew prophets was the God of Christ Jesus, the omnipotent One who is ever willing and ready to hear and to save. But while this is recognized, it has to be admitted that the Prophet of Nazareth greatly clarified the concepts of God held by the Hebrew race. Jesus showed that God, the Holy One of Israel, is the Father of us all; that His loving care is exercised continually towards all mankind. And not only did the Master teach the unfailing love of God, but he proved Love's power by healing all manner of disease through his understanding. The Christian dispensation was ushered in by Christ Jesus with many marvelous works—miracles they are called—of healing; and these works, which were the result of his enlightened faith and understanding, and of extraordinary purity, were meant as examples to be followed by all who should become his disciples, either in his own day or afterwards.

The God of Christ Jesus is the God of the Christian Scientist. Everything the Nazarene taught of God the Christian Scientist accepts. Moreover, the Christian Scientist is doing many of the works of the Master to-day, healing the sick and the sinning, comforting the sorrowing, and repeatedly thwarting the attacks of mankind's bitterest enemy—death. Christianity, as interpreted by Christian Science, is once more enabling its followers to demonstrate the healing power of God. No one need remain in doubt as to the facts. The testimonies given weekly at the Wednesday evening meetings in the Christian Science churches throughout the world, and those published in The Christian Science Journal monthly and in the Christian Science Sentinel weekly, show what is being done through Christian Science. And these testimonies bear witness to but a mere fraction of the healing work which is being accomplished through the power of God understood and demonstrated to-day. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 232 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hundred years ago, by healing the sick and triumphing over death."

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May 4, 1929

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