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Progression and probation

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  • #2800
    bruce
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    Everyone likes the progressive steps, but what about the proving times? Everyone has them and Science and Health states that salvation is unattainable without them. So, if there are problems to be overcome, this is not a badge of shame but rather an opportunity to prove the power of God. God is infinite and all good, and also He works with each of us individually, so He is not far off, but near to each. We all want stability in our lives, but I think it would be rather boring if there were no problems to overcome. God is with each one and has an answer for every issue.

    #2806
    barbw
    Participant

    Very heartening. Thank you Bruce.

    #2813
    jacob45
    Participant

    I understand that God can only help us in the proportion that we have allowed Him to be our consciousness, in the coincidence of God and man. Our very own human, carnal, mortal mind is the only enemy we face. The kingdom is within, and so is hell, or the world.

    #2817
    MaryBeth
    Participant

    Ah, but remember it is not “our very own carnal mortal mind.” Evil belongs not to you or to anyone. It is only the lie and is as impersonal as is Goodness. Knowing this Truth rids one of shame and discouragement as well as of pride and ego.

    #2821
    jacob45
    Participant

    Yes, it claims to be us. Right! That is what I always felt was wrong when I hear songs that state that Jezus died for “my” sins. Jesus destroyed all sin, but they are never anyone´s sins. I like it when my posts get a reaction, because I don´t know it all. Thank you, Mary.

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