"The word of truth."

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.—I Peter, 2:2.

From the earliest times men have had glimpses of that infinite light "which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." They have caught the pure tones of Spirit, and as seers have written what they saw and heard, that others might share the blessing. Those who themselves come nearest to the vital truth of what has thus been revealed, are most reverent in their approach to "the Word," and care more that its glory and power may be seen and felt in the uplifting of humanity than that their own opinions should be heeded and prepetuated. Such an one was John, the beloved disciple, who gave through his Gospel the message of the Christ in its divine purity, and who declared his purpose in so doing to be that we might "have life through his name." Again, in the Apocalypse, after presenting a picture of heaven and earth wherein neigher sin, sickness, nor death were to be found,—the divine Life being supreme over all,—he gives a solemn warning against adding to this glorious message, or taking aught from it.

With Christian Science has come the presentation of the "full content of Christianity," and mankind is awakening to the infinite possibilities of good thus offered them. It has long been believed that the world's hope lies in the Bible, but many of the attempts at its interpretation have brought despair rather than a fulfilment of this hope. They have added to the world's doubt and consequent misery, and by their denials of spiritual law, denials that are based on sense-testimony, they "take away" the perception of the Christ-power which heals the sick and the sinful.

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Letters to our Leader
January 27, 1906

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