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The Forever Present Christ
At Christmastime the glory of God's great gift to the world unites Christendom in a bond of peace and goodwill. Once again the angelic song is heard: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10,11;
To the Christian Scientist, it is a holy time, a time for greater consecration, for he knows that the Saviour's mission was to free mankind from bondage to materiality. In spite of all the commercialism and excessive material activity, he is grateful for the increased expression of joy and brotherhood manifested at the Christmas season. But he is especially grateful for the living sense of Christ, Truth, that has come to him through Christian Science, as revealed by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. He rejoices that this ever-present Christ, the divine nature, is the ever-present Saviour from all the errors of mortal existence.
This Christ is a vital, active force, unseen by the material senses. But its presence is felt. Christ is the power of God that comes to human experience. It casts out fear. It destroys disease and sin. It brings a vital awareness of the all-embracing love of God, a glimpse of spiritual reality. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mrs. Eddy writes of the spiritual sense that came to her with her discovery of Christian Science: "It was the living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth, which healed the sick." Science and Health, p. 351;
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The Forever Present Christ
LUCILLE R. RUSHTON
"Before you try it your way...!"
JAMES K. KYSER
What Are You Doing?
DONALD M. SWINNEY
Sunshine in Her Heart
HELEN B. BENJAMIN
The Father Opens the Way
JACQUELINE FISK SAYRE
ELIZABETH BICE LUERSSEN
WITNESSING FOR TRUTH
Florence Roe Wiggins
Christian Science Is Logical
JOHN H. WILLIAMS
It's Good to Get Home
A Theology of Life
Alan A. Aylwin
For many months I had had medical treatment for nervous debility...
May Mills with contributions from Sylvester H. Hertlein, Marie B. Hertlein
I think it is time that I give a testimony
Althea C. Hartley
In one of the hymns by Mrs. Eddy we read (Poems, p. 79):...
Our family has been blessed beyond measure through the application...
Lois Snyder Palmer with contributions from Joseph H. Palmer, Jr., Rena O. Cox
Signs of the Times
M. Graham Clark