Dissolving Doubt

After his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples with the same body as before the crucifixion. His work in the tomb ended, once and for all, doubts as to God's omnipotence. "He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate," Science and Health, p. 44; writes Mrs. Eddy.

The world's incredulity at such sublime dominion and power was voiced by Thomas, one of his own disciples. Jesus rebuked him compassionately, saying, "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing." John 20:27; The Master went to great lengths to eliminate others' doubt as to the healing power of the Christ, the true idea of God. His example demonstrates the importance of routing these feelings of uncertainty so that we also may be "not faithless, but believing."

Doubting has its basis in disbelief and, if carried to extremes, can even deteriorate into forms of agnosticism, which questions the very existence of God. So let's expose doubt as the liar that it is! The Bible says, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Ps. 46:1; We should accept this practically, for to doubt God's power would limit ourselves and our possibilities for understanding and progress.

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October 19, 1974

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