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Christ Jesus showed by parables, precepts, and example how insufficiency and poverty are overcome when one turns actively and unreservedly to God. Matthew, the former well-to-do tax collector, quotes Jesus as saying (6:33), "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Poverty is as much a mental and individual experience as are sin and sickness. Jesus proved this when he healed lack by purely spiritual means. However, the rich and permanent fruitage from these healings was not found in the wine provided by Jesus at the wedding, nor in the loaves and fishes which satisfied his hungry listeners. No, the real and eternal substance which the Master bestowed on his followers for all time, to come was in the revelation of man's true source of supply, namely Spirit, God.
Earnest students of Christian Science are thoroughly convinced that matter, drugs, and surgery are, in themselves, utterly incapable of healing diseases. But sometimes they take a less radical stand when it comes to the use of such means as the inheritance of money, speculation in the stock market, and so forth, as remedies for the healing of poverty.
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THE GIVING OF THANKS
OLEONA EDWARDS COCHRANE
HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP THROUGH DIVINE LOVE
LESTER G. BESOLD
TEACHING LITTLE CHILDREN
LUCILE PHILLIPS WARREN
WHY WE NEED THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
CARL J. WELZ
MAN INSEPARABLE FROM GOD
EXPRESSING TRUE GRATITUDE
AUDREY S. HILLIKER
Helen Wood Bauman
DEMONSTRATING SPIRITUAL PERFECTION
RADIO PROGRAM No. 113 - Freedom from Chronic Illness
Harry S. Smith
For some time now I have had...
Over thirty years ago a Christian Scientist...
Gertrude K. Goldman
I became interested in Christian Science...
Wilma Bell Spencer
I have felt the healing and protecting...
Helen E. Haas
This testimony of the healing...
Gratitude prompts this testimony...
Octavia W. Strong
Through several experiences, I...
Patricia Atherden Clinton
For a long time I have had an...
Ora Richard Yates
I should like to testify to the...
Hazel R. Allen
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with contributions from Riley A. Brickey, Herschell H. Richmond