“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #3

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Question: What does it mean that God is “all-power”?

Answer: If you look up the word power in the dictionary, you will find many descriptions of what power is: the ability to rule and govern others; strength; endurance; influence, and so on. These are the qualities that describe God’s power, which the Bible tells us is great!

“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” (Ps. 147:5)

“The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual power over material.” (S&H 131:10)

One of the unique teachings of Christian Science is that because God is all-power, or
omnipotent,
evil has no power at all.

“That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian
Science, and this is
the great truth which strips all disguise from error.” (S&H 454:11)

“There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.” (S&H 228:25-27)

“Because Truth is omnipotent in goodness, error, Truth’s opposite, has no might.” (S&H 367:31-32)

We do not need to fear evil or sin of any kind when we really know that God is all-powerful. We can thank God for His almighty protection when we pray.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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For Thine - #3

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