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Words of Current Interest
The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on October 22, 1967.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life (James 1:12)
The Greek word peirasmos (here rendered "temptation") can indeed mean temptation in the sense of enticement toward evil, but its primary sense is "trial, probation, testing." However, the Greek dokimos (translated "tried" in this context) means more strictly "approved." It was originally used with reference to metals or coins which had been assayed and satisfactorily passed the test. Phillips well suggests the variant senses of peirasmos by translating: "The man who patiently endures the temptations and trials that come to him is the truly happy man. For once his testing is complete he will receive the crown of life."
Unfoldment Is Within Us
GLADYS C. GIRARD
One Need Never Be Without a Home
Reality or Phantasmagoria?
MARY RETTA TITUS
Why Have a Diagnosis?
WILLIAM R. NEEDLES
Reverse the Lie and Uphold the Fact
HALLIE JEAN L. BUETTNER
God's Kingdom, the Truth We Know
HARRY R. CHAMBERLAIN
The Path of Honesty
ANN SEATON BOSQUEZ
"IMMEDIATELY ... AT THE LAND"
Maxine Le Pelley
Fixed Principle and Rules
Helen Wood Bauman
An Honest Heart
William Milford Correll
The words of Job (23:3), "Oh that I knew where I might...
Kathleen O'Connor with contributions from Daisy B. Foottit
About five years ago it seemed that never again would I have...
Harold E. Richardson
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good...
Eva Payne Petch with contributions from Patricia M. Hunter, Louis E. Horton, Jr.
Signs of the Times
Arthur L. Teikmanis