[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of November 1–7 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 83 - Why Believe in God?

[This is the third of a special group of programs on the subject, "God in the Twentieth Century."]

INTERVIEWER: The theologian, John Baillie, said in his book, "Our Knowledge of God" (pp. 62, 75): "Some of us would have to confess that even within the circle of our own acquaintance there are professed unbelievers whom we must acknowledge to be, in some very real sense, better Christians than we are ourselves. ... There is the man who has never doubted that God is, but who lives as though He were not; and there is the man who doubts whether God is, or even denies that He is, but lives as though He were." (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Copyright, 1959. British rights: Oxford University Press, London. Copyright, 1959.) We'd be interested in your answer to the question, Why should we believe in God?

SPEAKER: A Christian Scientist, like most Christians, could speak volumes on the impact that the belief in God has had on his own life.

This subject that we're getting into is a vast one. Suppose we take just one area of it. For example, the need we all have for better relations with others. That includes better relations between individuals, between groups, between races.

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