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What about miracles?
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe that Jesus brought his body out of the tomb after the crucifixion? Do you believe that he walked on the water? Did he heal as readily and as thoroughly as the Bible says? All these are common questions that engross human attention. What we call miracles have engaged the thought of theologians from the beginning of the Christian era. And they're here and now facing us with the questions of faith and understanding. Can we do the works that Jesus did and follow in his steps, as he commanded?
The materially-minded have scoffed at these demonstrations of spiritual power recorded in the Scriptures. There were scoffers in Jesus' time and they're here today. The question is, What is essential to understand these so-called miracles and to follow the Master's example in healing—at least in a degree? The basic requirement is to be spiritually-minded. We must be willing to establish our sense of existence in an entirely different frame of reference, to base it on the substance and reality of Spirit rather than on the belief in the reality of matter and material sense evidence. If we do this, the acts of Jesus become natural and expected. They're the outcome of an understanding of the nature of God as infinite Spirit and of man made in His image. We begin to see that there's a scientific basis for Jesus' acts and an understandable law underlying his ability.
But you have to be willing to challenge the supposed reality of matter and to see beyond the evidence of the material senses. This isn't as hard as it may seem. There are many instances where we know that the fact is quite different from the appearance. In Christian Science we let the evidence of Spirit be more real to us than the testimony of the material senses, and it overrides the false testimony of matter.
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What about miracles?
WILLIAM MILFORD CORRELL
Life is not too short
ZERA HOLLAND BLUMENSTEIN
Angels are for real
ARTHUR N. LORIG
Christ, Truth, destroys the works of the devil
RICHARD CLAUDE HAW
Dis-illusionment with evil: a divine incentive
Esther M. Scheck Peterson
You are not outside the wall
JENIFER CAROL WECHSLER
Secure in God
The fantasy fallacy
Nathan A. Talbot
Models we can trust
Don't let the static fool you!
Susan M. Schmeltz
I have had a wonderful healing solely by reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...
Two summers ago my wife, our son, and I were shown wonderfully...
R. Geoffrey D. Welch
Deep gratitude to God for Christ Jesus, the Way -shower, and...
Grace Marie Reineman
My mother was a Christian Scientist before I was born, and I...
Louise Avery Child
In 1964 I was preparing to serve as an interpreter at the...
Eleanor Shipman Miner with contributions from Winfred R. Miner