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That Our Love Wax Not Cold
In the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew's Gospel there is recorded Jesus' prophecy of the inevitable conflict of the forces of good and evil in these words: "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." No one knew better than he the weakness of mortals and their lack of spiritual love wherewith to withstand the stress of evil suggestions. He had already seen some of his followers fall away, and it was to the few faithful ones that he now spoke.
Alas, later they too succumbed to the mesmerism of iniquity that seemed to abound at the time of the betrayal of their blessed Master. and all but the loving John deserted him. After Jesus' resurrection and ascension, however, they gained a higher sense of love and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit which enabled them to remain faithful to his precious teachings and to demonstrate the power of Truth as he did, even amid severe persecutions. And it was not in vain, for their works and example have inspired Christians in all ages to manifest the same courage, endurance, and unselfed love, in order to uphold and disseminate his teaching. The world has benefited immeasurably from the high ideals of Christianity that have thus been established, and from the civilization which has resulted therefrom.
A deterrent to the full understanding and practice of Christ Jesus' teaching sprang up in the early centuries of the Christian era in the forms and ceremonies of pagan nations which gradually crept into the church, beclouding its true mission, until the spiritual power to heal was practically lost. Then, in the nineteenth century, one arose whose spiritual love was so great that it pierced the clouds of material sense, and "the Spirit of truth," "the Comforter," which Jesus promised should come, and which, he said, would guide "into all truth," was revealed. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 55); and this Science can be demonstrated in healing sickness, sin, and all manner of evil, through spiritual power alone.
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For Quick and Complete Healings
CLIFFORD P. SMITH
From Glory to Glory
SUSAN F. CAMPBELL
That Our Love Wax Not Cold
ADAH M. JANDT
"Moral courage is requisite"
DELOS EDWARD JOHNSON
EVELYN M. STEPHENS
The Commandments: Passports to Power
The Impelling Purpose
Peter V. Ross
Evelyn F. Heywood
with contributions from Bertha Banning Leber, Rosa E. Terry, Paul D. Hutchins, Robert J. Highland, Margaret Coleman
Christian Science program over Station WEAF, New York City, conducted by Mr. Rex Benware,
In sincere gratitude for Christian Science...
Mrs. Eddy writes on page 494...
No one has greater cause for...
Pearl R. Gay
"Thanks be unto God for his...
Ruth Amelia Gaige
Twelve years ago I was confined...
Grace M. Hess
For many years I have enjoyed...
Helen S. Monroe with contributions from Charles S. Monroe
With a deep sense of gratitude...
Clara Elizabeth Johnson
I would add my praise and...
Richard S. Talbott
"Receive thy sight"
MAUDE DE VERSE NEWTON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Charles B. Pryor, Ernest Fremont Tittle, Eversley Ferris, Frank E. Duddy