[The above is an abbreviated, postproduetion text of the program released for broadcast the week of June 28—July 4 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 326 - Freedom from Physical Limitation

[The Christian Science speaker is Harvey W. Wood, a Christian Science teacher and practitioner. The questioner is Harlan Witham, an interested inquirer, who is not a Christian Scientist.] Questioner: Most of us know people who, because of some physical weakness or tendency to illness, believe that they have to watch their step. For many of them there's not much hope of becoming free. But perhaps you wouldn't agree?
Speaker: I can certainly understand the caution someone feels in this situation, or even the fear he may express, but I'd want to reassure him that he can be free. There is a Christian basis for freedom, not only from fear and caution but also from actual physical disability. This is brought out in the Bible teachings about the supremacy of God as divine Truth and Love.

Jesus said (John 8:31, 32), "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jesus' life and healing works showed that he put that statement into practice. He proved that the power of God brings freedom.

And man is actually God's likeness, the expression of Truth and Love. He not only can be free but, in fact, already has God-given freedom and fearlessness.
Questioner: Aren't you talking about achieving mental freedom?
Speaker: Achieving a full expression of freedom that begins with freedom of thought, freedom that comes from seeing a whole new concept of man. The easiest thing, of course, is to look at the surface view of man. But if we look deeper, we attain a new standpoint.

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July 6, 1968

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