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Poverty is not a power
If one is born poor and lives in a country or area where resources are scarce, life may seem hopeless. He may ask, "What good is religion to me when I need so much material help?" In fact, he may regard the Bible declaration that "God created man in his own image" and "saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good," Gen. 1:27,31; as false. But Christian Science shows us how we can prove the truth of this Scripture—how each one can demonstrate his God-given completeness instead of looking to others for material aid.
Referring to the divine Principle of healing, God, Mrs. Eddy states, "This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, 'God with us,'—the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill 'that flesh is heir to.'" Science and Health, p. 107;
Through the study of Christian Science we learn that all people are in reality the idea of God. It then becomes our lifework to demonstrate this truth. By acknowledging that divine Spirit is all-present and All-in-all, we begin to see the unreality of materiality with its evil circumstances, and the powerlessness of such circumstances to alter our birthright as the sons of God. We see that poverty is not a power but a myth. And as we do, this understanding brings our native affluence to light in present living.
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Ready willingness to serve God
C. EARLE ARMSTRONG
Demonstrating our spiritual identity
RICHARD CLAUDE HAW
Like a magic penny
Poverty is not a power
Mind's control in time of crisis
Written for the Sentinel
You're no time bomb
FLORENCE B. ARNETT
Healing delayed? Start kedging!
BENJAMIN M. HENSLEY
Turning threats into promises
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Effect and side effect
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Be a pioneer!
Julie Ann Cominotti
Dorothy F. London
Our twin son and daughter were born prematurely
HELEN FADER POULTON
After a bad fall I found that I could not raise my arm
ROBERT D. STRANATHAN
One Sunday after we ate lunch my tummy hurt
NICOLA RUTH CHAPLIN
Many years ago I chose to rely on Christian Science treatment...
IRIS V. BARTON with contributions from JAMES L. SWARTOUT