The Voice of Truth

Students of the Bible find therein many statements respecting the divine voice being heard by those who were spiritually prepared to hear it. Mrs. Eddy usually characterizes this voice as the voice of Truth, and in one instance she refers to it as "a voice from harmony" (Science and Health, p. 559). The voice of God, when heeded and obeyed, never fails to bring harmony, even though its message may at first seem to be a sharp rebuke to error. We may therefore be glad and rejoice, whether Truth demands, "Where art thou?" or says, "This is the way, walk ye in it."

Mrs. Eddy further says (p. 308) that "the Soul-inspired patriarchs heard the voice of Truth, and talked with God as consciously as man talks with man." Christian Scientists understand this statement, and therefore they accept it, even though others might argue that if this had ever occurred, it was no longer possible; yet many devout people insist that it has come within the range of their own experience in some hour of great trial, when help greater than the human was urgently needed. All students of the Bible are familiar with the account of the divine call to the child Samuel, and those acquainted with Mrs. Eddy's writings will remember that in the chapter called "Voices Not Our Own" (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 8) she describes a similar experience. The chapter closes with these lines, quoted from Mrs. Hemans:—

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Among the Churches
March 6, 1915

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