THE DIVINE CHARACTER

The importance of understanding the character of divinity is seen when someone is healed at his first inkling that God does not send evil to humanity or even permit it, since He is infinite good. This is a powerful truth, for it undermines the authority of disease and of every evil circumstance. Christ Jesus was explaining the character of God as that of a divinely loving Father when he said to the multitude (Matt. 7:11), "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Through such teaching, and especially through the sinless life he lived as God's Son, the Master revealed the divine character. He exhorted all men to be as perfect as the Father. He knew the indestructible unity of the Father and His sons, knew that nothing could pluck the sons out of the Father's hand; and he knew that this eternal oneness was demonstrable by every individual.

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