Witnessing to Truth

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 303), Mrs. Eddy writes: "God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature." The statement is one which is perfectly clear to the Christian Scientist. He has learned that God is the one ever present, infinite Mind, and that man is the idea of this Mind, imaging or reflecting it; and having thus learned, he is aware of the fact that spiritual man witnesses to the nature of God; that without man, God would be unexpressed; and if unexpressed, then unknown.

The above reasoning has a far-reaching bearing on the problem of human existence, which has puzzled so many of the world's wisest, and has yielded only to the spiritually inspired. No one has ever known God, and man as the son of God, as did Christ Jesus. Everything he had to say on the relationship between God and man is of importance, because in witnessing to Truth he at the same time instructed mankind how to meet and solve the problems of daily life. The belief in separation from God—that man is separate from God—is at the very root of every human difficulty. The destruction of this false belief is the means whereby humanity is saved.

On the occasion when Jesus heartened his disciples on the eve of his leaving them, he pointed out that no one could come unto the Father but by him. He had been the Father's witness through three of the most wonderful years on human record, doing all manner of deeds to human sense supernatural, demonstrating the power of God in the healing of the sick and the sinning and in the raising of the dead. Philip, apparently not understanding him, said, "Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us." Then before saying "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself," and, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works," Jesus uttered the never-to-be-forgotten sentence, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father."

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April 19, 1924

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