Unfailing vitality

We make a mistake when we believe we live in a material structure called a mortal body and that we are subject to its variation and deterioration. This theory is contrary to God's law as lived and taught by Christ Jesus. His mighty acts were always accomplished by his unequivocal dependence on God's invariable and eternal law. He told those who denied his authority, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 5:30; Our reliance upon God is first and always the absolute necessity, an indispensable requirement in mastering debility, sin, illness.

Feelings of old age and weakness may dispute the fact that life is everlasting. Yet more than once Christ Jesus insisted that eternality is the reality of man's being. Mortal life with its vulnerability can seem confusing. We must be on guard against the false suggestions of evil. Paul warns, "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Eph. 6:11; Anyone who hopes to master the claims of the material senses must be firm in depending on God, not matter, for life and health. Mortal mind's vagaries might make us believe that the body governs us, but the body as matter has no intelligence or power to do anything.

The nothingness of "bothness"
July 14, 1980

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