In the presence of God

Here's a great article. "In the presence of God" by NOEL D. BRYAN-JONES from 1959. It beautifully explains what it means to be "in the presence of God" and what affect that has on our lives. Click HERE for the whole article.

EXCERPT from "In the presence of God "by NOEL D. BRYAN-JONES

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Presence is an attribute of God. It is impossible to think of absence in relation to God. To be infinite Love, God must be infinitely present. Being infinite Mind, He is infinitely available in knowledge and intelligence. Truth, which is another synonym for God, is necessarily always present and demonstrable.

The presence of God includes the presence of spiritual beauty, joy, purity, and the like. It denotes the availability of abundant intelligence, wisdom, perception, health, activity, spiritual affluence. This divine presence does not come from anywhere; it is self-existent, without beginning and without end. It does not go anywhere, for it is infinite; filling all space, it cannot be lost or move out of reach.

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Because disease, discord, lack, and mortality do not belong to God, they cannot be expressed by man. Right where disease seems to be active, right where lack seems to leave a vacuum, right there is God, good, infinitely present, filling all space. In her "Miscellaneous Writings," Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, states (p. 173): "If Mind, God, is all-power and all-presence, man is not met by another power and presence, that—obstructing his intelligence—pains, fetters, and befools him. The perfection of man is intact; whence, then, is something besides Him that is not the counterpart but the counterfeit of man's creator?"

The healing result of holding to the above truths was witnessed by the writer in the case of a man who was suffering from a severe skin disease. The doctors not only had confessed themselves unable to cure him, but had expressed the opinion that he was in danger of losing his life. Hitherto the man had not accepted Christian Science, but his wife and son, both Christian Scientists, begged him now to have Christian Science treatment. He consented, though without much hope, because he felt so ill.

A Christian Science practitioner was called, and he visited the patient. He explained to him the infinite nature of God, good, and declared that right where the disease seemed to be operating, there, instead, was the purity and activity of God, Love. The patient had always been a religious man and had acknowledged that God is omnipresent; but this was the first time he had realized that God, divine Love, was not merely all round him, but was also all-pervading, leaving no space which could be outside the divine presence.

He accepted the basis of the treatment he was being offered, and in a very short time he was completely healed. He joined The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, and a branch church, in which he served in various offices for many years.

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