Invincible Faith in God

In the Gospel accounts of the healing works of our great Master it is evident that Christ Jesus placed the utmost importance on one's having faith in the almightiness of God. Those who came to him to be healed were made whole according to their faith. It was not a blind faith which impelled them. Rather, in seeking God for divine help, they opened their consciousness to the ministration of the Christ, the true idea of God, which Jesus imparted to them.

In reviewing Jesus' own work, we recall his reference to the faith of the woman who reached out to the Christ for the healing of an issue of blood which she had had for twelve years. We remember his tribute to the Roman centurion's confidence in acknowledging Jesus' divine authority. We recall his commendation of the faith of the Syrophoenician woman who through perseverance sought help for her daughter. He said, "O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt." Matt. 15:28; And her daughter was healed at that very hour.

Jesus' life and teachings exemplified the necessity of gaining and exercising through prayer and practice the essential faith of the true disciple of Christ. The first chapter of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, opens with this impressive statement: "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." Science and Health, p. 1;

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Mary Baker Eddy and Her Discovery
April 8, 1967

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