The Intellectual Challenge of Christian Science

To believe that only philosophers and other intellectuals are capable of profound thoughts or of framing intelligent, deeply searching questions is to fail to perceive and express the omnipresent activity of the divine Mind.

Christ Jesus' education was no different from that of his peers in the Galilean village where he grew up, yet at the age of twelve he was discovered in the temple, "sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers." Luke 2:46, 47; And years later, when he was embarked on his great healing ministry, the teachings of the Master caused his hearers to marvel and to wonder, "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?" John 7:15;

The gospel message or "good news" is at once the simplest and most profound teaching ever offered to humanity. It can be understood by children. Yet its profundity is evidenced in its capacity to meet the deepest, most urgent human needs—to comfort and heal, to regenerate disillusioned thinking and empty lives. Only a teaching based on Truth, God, is capable of such results, and can stand rocklike and substantial amid the testing storms of human experience.

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