Jesus of Nazareth was an honest man who had a perfect...

Iola (Kan.) Register

Jesus of Nazareth was an honest man who had a perfect conception of the message that he was to deliver to the world, and in no case did he fail in the performance of this duty. He called the twelve and sent them out to spread the gospel of Truth that he brought. He called the "other seventy" and sent them on the same mission. His assurance to those who believed on him was, "The works that I do shall he do also," and that those who obeyed should have the same confirmation of their authority as he—"signs following." This continued for nearly three hundred years, and both sacred and profane history confirms this, and points very clearly to the fact that at this time the attempt of men to satisfy their desires for place and power and circumstance resulted in the loss of the true concept of the spiritual import of Jesus' life and work. His instructions had been, "Preach the gospel to every creature," but the admonition, "Follow thou me," was forgotten, and the sick were not healed, the lepers were not cleansed, and the dead were not raised, simply and only for the reason that he who had pointed out the "way" was not obeyed.

Mrs. Eddy turned to God, good, in exactly the manner pointed out by the Master, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them," and she received the reward of health and an understanding of the Principle he declared and the method for its application to the lives of mankind. It was an unaccepted, an unknown, an undemonstrated truth, and she discovered it and made it known to the world by its demonstration in her own experience and that of those who came to her for help.

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