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[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of July 3-9 in the radio series. "The Bible Speaks to You." heard internationally over mine than 850 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. 118 - You Can Rely on God in Emergencies
INTERVIEWER: In his book, "The Protestant Faith." George W. Forell writes. "Since human beings are most sincere when their own interests are involved, our most sincere prayers are often those prayed when we are in trouble." (© 1960,by Prentice-Hall,. Inc., Englewood Cliffs. N.J.) Now, I don't doubt that prayer is helpful in many minor situations, but what about really serious trouble such as accidents? How practical is it to rely on God in such emergencies?
SPEAKER: Reliance on God in emergencies is completely practical, as the Bible indicates. The basis for such reliance is brought out by the prophet Jeremiah who said of God (32:17), "Behold, them hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee." Now the Master, Christ Jesus, taught that there is no condition or situation that is too serious, too hopeless for God's savings; power, He healed all manner of conditions through spiritual means alone. He showed that God's power is available to all who love God and understand Him. He said (Matt. 17:20), "Nothing shall be impossible unto you," showing that God's power was not exclusively his by reason of his sonship with God but that it is available to all—to you and to me.
This power is experienced through spiritual understanding of God and man. When I speak of man I mean the man whom the Bible describes as made in the image of God. If God is infinite in power, then certainly His image, His likeness, must express that power. When we understand that God is the only power, then that truth applied to any erroneous situation would destroy the error.
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