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Who Needs God?
This question has been asked by various groups in present-day society, sometimes in a purely derogatory way and at other times in a more sophisticated sense of independence. In one way or another many people have been led to believe that they no longer need to pray or seek divine aid in solving their problems. They have become enamored with materialism or have become so impressed with the accomplishments of physical science that they believe that they have all that is necessary to work out their way of living. But along with this frame of mind there is a singular lack of direction to their efforts, a lack of knowing just where they are going and why.
Such thinking, of course, betrays an utter absence of any understanding of God. It would relegate Him to an auxiliary position, as if one could call upon Him or not if the need to do so should arise. This is a belief of magical or supernatural recourse. But if one comes to know God as He is understood in Christian Science, the question "Who needs God?" is thoroughly and everlastingly answered. In this Science God is known as Life, Truth, Love, as Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle. When seen in this light, how can one fail to answer the question properly?
Mind, or God, is the source of all real intelligence, the source of all real existence. Man as the reflection of God derives his whole being from this divine Principle. He gains his ability from God, his health and abundance, his sense of direction, purpose, and intuition. One might ask, "What hast thou that thou didst not receive?...why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?" I Cor. 4:7; And in the terms of the textbook, Science and Health, we find part of Mrs. Eddy's description of man reads, "that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker." Science and Health, p. 475;
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Exposing the Myth of Pressure
MAURICE V. ABBOTT
JUNE HENDERSON FRANDSEN
Youth and the Home
MAUREEN B. LURVEY
"Open thou mine eyes"
ANNA A. VINSON
The True View of Cause and Effect
RICHARD CLAUDE HAW
How to Assimilate the Truth
BEULAH HELEN BEERS
THE STILL SMALL VOICE
Alice E. Chatfield
JANET M. ELLIOTT
No Mixture of Methods
Helen Wood Bauman
Who Needs God?
William Milford Correll
With joyous gratitude I offer this testimony of a healing received...
In Psalms we read (139:7), "Whither shall I go from thy spirit?
Kathleen F. Crisp
I should like to tell of a healing adjustment in an office situation
Blanche B. Grayson
Christian Science heals
Mary S. Hanson
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 324 - Do you Feel Appreciated?
Theodore Clapp with contributions from Harvey W. Wood
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Walter Harrison