Our Individual Responsibility

Man's purpose, his function and reason for existing, is to express God. Christian Science explains this. It also explains and demonstrates that the source of all real ability, volition, and action is God. But, one may ask, if God's power is the only power, if God's will is the only will, what can one do for himself? What is the individual's responsibility?

When Jesus said, "I can of mine own self do nothing," John 5:30; he was not saying that he could do nothing, for he also said, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." v. 19; Was he not, therefore, stating what Paul later declared, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"? Phil. 4:13; Thus Paul referred to the Christ, not to the personal, human Jesus, but to the incorporeal idea, which evidences the power and presence of God so perfectly manifested by Jesus and available today to each one of us.

Impervious Armor
August 6, 1966

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