One way the student of Christian Science...

One way the student of Christian Science learns to know God is through this definition of Him, given in the Glossary of the textbook by Mrs. Eddy (p. 587): "The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence."

Of the seven synonyms for God given in the definition, all are mentioned or implied in the Bible. For anyone who finds it hard to accept Principle as God, I should like to relate the following healing. Some years ago I was experiencing an unpleasant and sometimes painful skin condition. I worked to know the truth for myself, but the healing was slow in coming. At a time when I was very much discouraged I read a discussion of the subject of discouragement.

It likened the situation to a ship which while it is steaming ahead makes evident progress. If it becomes necessary for it to go through a lock and to stand still temporarily, this too is progress and not a reason for discouragement. Working out a problem in Christian Science is like the progress of the ship: even though there may be no physical change, there is progress going on in our spiritual understanding.

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Testimony of Healing
Before I had ever heard the...
October 23, 1965

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