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There is no power apart from God.

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Announcements Forums Doctrine of Atonement — October 17th, 2021 There is no power apart from God.

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    spencel
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    “There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.” Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, page 228

    “Power: Force; strength; energy; influence; command; government; dominion; ruler; sway; authority; right; dominion; operation; ability.” Websters 1828 Dictionary

    I was given this citation to work with from our Bible lesson this week. I took each word from the dictionary definition and put it in place of the word “power”. Such as – There is no force apart from God.

    The word “dishonor” is to refuse, reproach, lesson the reputation, lack of reverence and respect.

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    DaleW
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    Thank you for this post! I’ve been using these definitive words you found for “power” — it really brings it home in every circumstance, every phase of life, that God is the only power!!

    It makes me think of a statement from Science and Health (544:14), “No mortal mind has the might or right or wisdom to create or to destroy.” This statement was included in a healing experience I read. It was held to and resulted in the overcoming of a very dangerous situation, lives were transformed, and many turned to Christian Science.

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