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Faith in Good
Why should it seem difficult to believe in good, to have faith in God? Good is natural, and evil is unnatural; harmony is in accordance with law, but discord of any kind is without law to originate or to support it. God is good, and God is everywhere. This fact leaves no provision for anything that could interfere with our natural faith in good.
In the common experiences of daily life we exercise faith that our temporal needs will be met. When the sun disappears, we firmly believe that it will again become visible and send out its warming rays. When we drop a seed into the ground, we expect the forthcoming plant, even though we cannot explain the process of growth. Why, then, should it seem unnatural to expect the human body and human environment to be governed harmoniously by a power invisible and unknown to mortal sense?
Lack of faith in good is due largely to the belief that man is both spiritual and material, that he is born into a physical world, handicapped by an inclination and capacity to do wrong, and that the world in which he lives is fraught with dangers and temptations from which he needs to be saved. To begin with such a premise and try to arrive at a reason for trusting God is indeed difficult. But by beginning with God, the one perfect cause, the divine Principle of all real being, we arrive by deductive reasoning at the logical conclusion that His creation must be the expression of Himself and, therefore, entirely spiritual, immortal, sinless, complete, perfect.
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The Way of Life
"The sacrifice of thanksgiving"
MARJORIE N. BUFFUM
"The great attainment"
NOEL D. BRYAN-JONES
Faith in Good
ANNE R. KINMAN
LEE DARE YOUNG
The Morning Watch
ELLA M. KINSLEY
Fidelity to Christian Science Brings Great Rewards
D. MURIEL SAVARY
"Come and see"
FLORENCE L. MAGERS
The Value and Availability of Joy
"The utmost parts of the earth"
Evelyn F. Heywood
with contributions from Ezra W. Palmer, The Christian Science Board of Directors
Our inspired Leader, Mary Baker Eddy,...
Frances E. Anderberg
It is well over fifty years since I...
When I first came to Christian Science...
Twenty-nine years ago I took...
Edith J. Monteith
When our baby was about four...
I have been an active member...
Lois M. Bruneau
I had been bedfast for three...
Mazie Ella Mayes
In gratitude for the many blessings...
Ozro H. Key with contributions from Anita O. Key
A Childlike Thought
BERTHA IRENE BYRD
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William T. Ellis, Armand Bass, Roy L. Smith, Charles R. Tyner, Drennan