[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of May 12-18 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over approximately 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 267 - Are Angels Obsolete? Part I

Questioner: I think we all agree that there is need for guidance and direction. But except for religious art or perhaps a controversial Christmas stamp, we don't hear much about angels these days. They are considered rather medieval, or else obsolete. After all, have angels anything to do with guidance in today's world?

Speaker: It seems to me that real angels have everything to do with guidance in today's troubled world. But we need to define what we mean by angels. If you're speaking of angels poetically as winged creatures that fly about and carry messages from a faraway God way up there somewhere to you and me down here, people accepting today's space world concept may have considerable difficulty in conceiving that such angels have an area of operation. But if you're speaking about the essential reality of angels, spiritual intuitions that speak within us and clarify and direct our motives and acts, people can conceive that such angels are absolutely indispensable to today's daring thrusts of technology, today's global diplomacy, shifting moral standards, and groping youth—all the things we're so deeply concerned with.

Words of Current Interest
May 20, 1967

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