[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of November 9–11 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 32 - What About the View That Christianity Is Obsolete?

HOST: Recently some writers have begun to suggest publicly that Christianity is obsolete. They suggest that the world we live in has become so tangled that people no longer find Christian teachings to be of practical use in solving their problems. A professor of religion at Amherst College recently asserted in the magazine Theology Today that "modern man has surrendered those bedrock assumptions of the Christian era," that "he no longer lives in that era," and that even "when he practices religion ... there is ... skepticism under the facade."

What about this? Is Christianity obsolete?

SPEAKER: Definitely not. Christianity is just as able to revolutionize people's lives as it was in the days of Jesus. The Christ-power hasn't changed. But where do we find this power? Not just in religious observances or in forms of worship. The Apostle Paul put it frankly when he said (II Cor. 3:6), "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."

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