Truth Always Available

MORTALS live in a state of uncertainty as to whether God's help is available or not; indeed, they often appear to be in doubt about His very existence. This condition is a serious one, because not only does it mean that mortals are in a state of unrest, and possibly hopeless in their outlook, but it indicates that because of their uncertainty and consequent lack of faith, they are unable to avail themselves of the power of Truth.

Now men remain in doubt as to the presence and power of God because they are deluded by material sense. This so-called sense seems to tell them of matter in all its forms, of material phenomena of all kinds, of good and evil, of life and death, and seeks to convince them that man is material, with a beginning and an end. Material sense takes no cognizance of Spirit, no cognizance of the ideas of Spirit, no cognizance of spiritual man. It would rule out spiritual sense entirely, that real sense which alone can inform us of God and His spiritual creation—the only real creation.

It is the province of Christian Science to instruct men on the nature of God and His spiritual universe. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, relied on spiritual sense in making her investigations into the divine nature, just as every other spiritual seer in the annals of religious history had done; and throughout the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and her other writings she unerringly exposes the unreliability, the futility, the utter nothingness of material sense and all its testimony. No prophet among the Hebrews ever uncovered the untrustworthiness of materiality as she has done; and she certainly followed the great Way-shower, Christ Jesus, in making known to mankind the truth of God's omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence— His allness. Moreover, she stated the rules which when practiced render Truth—omnipotent Truth—available in every human need. On page 471 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence"—words which bring to remembrance the saying, "I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God."

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On Confessing One's Sins
January 28, 1928

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