“What is truth?” – Saturday, 29 August, 2015

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Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:12
From Concord Express – A Christian Science Study Resource: The King James Version of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s published writings



“What is truth?”

From the September 11, 1920 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” has come down through the centuries, and the Pilates of to-day, immersed in materiality, are asking the same question, all unconscious that, as in the experience of Jesus, it is to-day being answered practically through demonstration,—through the reformation of the sinner, the healing of the sick, yes, and the raising of the dead. Many have expressed the wish that Pilate had waited for Jesus to answer his momentous question, but what other answer could Jesus give than the one he had given on so many occasions to those who had ears to hear and eyes to see,—the one Christian Science is giving to-day in the solution of problems of every name and nature? Jesus said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.” When he multiplied the loaves and fishes he bore witness unto the truth about lack; namely, that supply is infinite and Mind is its source. Again, when he raised Jairus’ daughter and Lazarus from the dead, did he not bear witness unto the truth that Life is omnipresent, is spiritual, is God, and that death is the suppositional opposite, a lie to be destroyed? Jesus was hourly answering Pilate’s question, not with words, but with works. Did he not answer John’s question, “Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?” by recounting his works, as recorded in Luke’s gospel? To John’s disciples he said, “Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.”

Each individual student of Christian Science may ask himself to-day regarding each world problem presenting itself to his thought, What is the truth about it? Not a problem can arise about which the truth, or true answer, does not exist, and the answer which is of Mind, God, is the only true answer, the only and final solution of every problem, individual or universal. What is the truth about our periodicals, and did Mrs. Eddy create them? The truth about our periodicals is that they are ideas of Mind and Mrs. Eddy was spiritually minded enough to perceive these ideas, and to give them to the world. These messengers of God’s appointing are carrying a healing message to all mankind, even to the remotest corners of the earth, and are one of God’s means of enabling their readers to answer for themselves, practically, through demonstration, the question, “What is truth?”

In the words of our Leader in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” (p. 255): “Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. ‘Let there be light,’ is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.”