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Christ-healing—answering the "agnostic" that confronts one's own thought
Agnosticism doesn't actually deny God's existence. What the agnostic does deny is the possibility of knowing God with any certainty. Thus, evidence of the Supreme Being would remain abstract, theoretical, impractical, unattainable.
Of course, an individual doesn't need to classify himself or herself as an agnostic in order to be faced at times with the temptation to doubt that God's actual presence and power can be known tangibly. The parade of evils that the world marches in front of us—the global tragedies, wars, disease, poverty, corruption, inhumanity—would present a grim picture of life in which it seems hard to recognize any evidence of a good God. And in our own lives, if we're caught in the middle of a serious personal crisis, we may be tempted to doubt if what we've heard and what we've learned of God and His goodness is at all practical, really understandable.
But the carnal mind's temptation would only be tempting if in fact no spiritual light was available to us. The fact is, however, that the light of divine Truth is constantly coming to consciousness through the healing and redeeming action of God's Christ, the divine manifestation which conquers sin and disease. In prayer we can discern this all-encompassing, healing light.
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Prayer in a busy world
LILLIAN B. DEWEY
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LUCINDA BAKER GREINER
God's graceful message
The power of Christ to end conflict
JUDITH H. HEDRICK
Not human nature but divine sonship
PATRICIA HOFER HOLMES
The healing effects of spiritual vision
FREDERICK H. BRIGHTMAN
In our Father's arms
VIRGINIA T. GUFFIN
MARGARET SINGLETON DECKER
Loss can be gain
MARGARET M. N. HIGSON
Voice of the people
ALLISON W. PHINNEY, JR.
To be honest with God
J. Thomas Black
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