Do You Know Where You Stand?

Many people today are searching their consciences to decide where they stand on important social, political, economic, and moral questions. They are questioning traditional approaches to these issues, testing them on the basis of the justice of their results. There is a great stirring of thought, a reaching out for righteousness, justice, morality—a rejection of customary approaches leading back to an unsatisfactory status quo.

How does the Christian Scientist find out where he stands?

Conscience, he knows, is a God-given, God-nourished faculty, to be developed and used by each individual. Paul counseled the Christians at Philippi to turn to God for light—themselves—and not to lean on Paul for guidance. "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." And then he assured them, "It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Phil. 2:12, 13;

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No More Wanting
February 19, 1972

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