"What is truth?"

[Original article in German]

Since the time Jesus made that solemn confession of faith before Pilate, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth," and Pilate helplessly confronted him with the query, "What is truth?" this question has engrossed the attention of many human hearts. All to whom Christianity is something more than traditional will rightly consider it one of the most vital questions of human life. Few, however, have been able to grasp it in its full significance, or to solve even a few of its phases. Yet mankind is ever striving to find the truth, although in doing so it often takes the wrong path. Is not the yearning for a clearing up of tormenting, entangled conditions a seeking for truth?

It is characteristic of mortal mind to evade answering such questions as long as possible. When Paul, in speaking "of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come," made the great demands of Truth clear to Felix, the latter said, "Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee." No one, however, can escape this question permanently: to solve it is the real purpose of our life.

Truth found complete and clear expression about sixty years ago through Christian Science. By virtue of her purity and love, and close association with good, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, was enabled to find this momentous solution and to make it practical for the world. Since that time no impenetrable mystery surrounds Jesus' promise, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Everyone who has a desire to understand this liberating truth can do so by carefully studying the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. This textbook opens the sepulchers in which men have buried their hopes, their faith, their love. Who, like Mary of old, has not mourned for the lost Christ? Now the door stands wide open, and multitudes are finding freedom from sickness, sin, and death through Christian Science, and are proclaiming it to those who are still mourning and weeping.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

True Concept of Health
November 1, 1930

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.