Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
How can you know God?
Did you ever wonder what God looks like? Well, you're not alone. It's the kind of question most people have at some point. I'll tell you what happened to me when I began to ask that kind of question.
In my early teens I made the decision to join the church of my parents and grandparents. But when I had completed a course to qualify for membership, I realized that with all the instruction in church doctrine and all the gold stars I had earned for the useful memorization, I still hadn't any clear sense of who God, my creator, was. I had no picture in my mind as to whom or what I was to pray to, and I timidly shared my concern with the church officials. Their kindly admonition was that I should just wait, trust, and pray, and God would reveal Himself. But I didn't feel satisfied.
At this point I launched on a program of visiting, on alternate Sundays, all of the churches within a radius of my home. There I asked the questions that were uppermost in my search: What does God look like? Is there a church that can explain this to my satisfaction? The good people I encountered at various Sunday services listened carefully to my questions. They explained church doctine and the sacraments as a way to personal communion with God. At times I felt guilty for questioning and especially for not being fully satisfied with the attempts to answer me.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Have you ever put your thinking on trial?
BEN B. TAYLOR
Health: "settled in heaven"
VIRGINIA T. GUFFIN
The integrity of Christian Science
WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS, JR.
The great leveler
KEVIN JOHN McGRATH
"Ye are my witnesses"
THEODORE N. COOK
Incurable? Not for the Christ!
SUSANNA SIEGRID GHOSH
Finding Mary Baker Eddy in her writings
CAROLYN B. SWAN
Ready for advancement?
How can you know God?
Joy Stevenson Tupper
Words can never fully express my deepest...
PATRICIA SIDES ANDERSON
A number of years ago when I called a Christian Science practitioner...
AUDREY K. MILLER with contributions from JOHN A. MILLER
For many years I tried to cope with a continuous underlying...