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.

April 19, 1924

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