Our idea of God

Originally published in the July 15, 1909 issue of The Christian Science Monitor

Nothing is more important to an individual than his idea of God, and nothing so much affects his whole attitude toward life. The blessing to the world of a religion that teaches us to know God as He is, a God altogether lovely, whom to know is to love, cannot be overestimated. Its mission is to rescue men from superstition and fear, and give them the joy and freedom which is the right of all the children of God.

Christian Science shows us through an understanding of Jesus’ teachings, that to love God is the easiest thing in the world, the most natural thing and the most intelligent thing. We learn this in Christian Science, because we learn to know Him. The preliminary step to loving is knowing.

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