Scientific Acknowledgment of God

There have been innumerable instances of the beneficial results of acknowledging the power of God to heal men of disease, protect them from disaster, and deliver them from danger. For instance, John Wesley in his Journal writes: "My horse was very lame, and my head did ache exceedingly. Now what occurred I here avow is truth; let each man account for it as he will. Suddenly I thought, Can not God heal man or beast as He wills? Immediately my weariness and headache ceased, and my horse was no longer lame." Wesley loved the Bible, studied it earnestly, and he evidently had been impressed by the many accounts of experiences which clearly indicate God's loving care of His children.

Here the question naturally arises, Why has not the divine delivering and healing power been more continually and consistently realized and experienced by Christian men and women? Surely it cannot be that God is selective and partial in bestowing His blessings upon those who need and desire them. No, for we read that when Peter's concept of Deity was lifted above the Jewish belief in a nationalistic Jehovah, he was inspired to say, "Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." According to Peter, then, anyone will find his place in God's loving plan as he reveres God and serves Him by means of spiritually right thinking and living, and by working righteousness.

Striving Lawfully
July 10, 1937

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