"As one having authority"

Christ Jesus spoke with authority. Mark records that people were amazed at his works, saying, "With authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him." Mark 1:27; And on another occasion his disciples questioned, "What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" 4:41; On three occasions he spoke to the dead, and in each case the one spoken to was restored to life.

Christian Science explains that Jesus' authority was his spiritual understanding. He had an intimate acquaintance with the divine Principle of the universe. This Principle is Spirit, God, Love. Though the Master's reasoning ability enabled him to humble the intellectuals of his time, his spiritual understanding was more than intellectuality. It was conscious unity with the source of all ideas.

July 23, 1966

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