Believing and Progressing

In expressing the relationship which exists between God and man, the Scriptures make frequent use of the word "believe" and its derivatives. Because their beliefs are usually their dearest religious convictions, men have held them sacred throughout their experience. Therefore it is wise and necessary to have a definite, intelligent understanding of the meaning of the word "believe"; and students of Christian Science are grateful that there has been brought to them an interpretation of this word ascribing to it a fuller meaning than that of mere human assent to some specific doctrine.

All thoughtful people, at one time or another, have asked themselves what was really meant when, for example, in response to Philip's instruction, the eunuch said he believed Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, or when Paul and Silas exhorted the jailor, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."

"Set yourselves"
August 20, 1938

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