Testifying for Truth

It is arresting, if not startling, to learn through Christian Science that in his thinking each individual is continually testifying to something—to Truth or error, good or evil, Spirit or matter, Life or death. And thereby each individual is throwing the influence of his thought on the side of either harmony or discord, health or sickness, supply or want, freedom or bondage. It is becoming more generally recognized that everything in human experience is primarily mental. Many economists and financial experts have stated that the most important factor in the stabilization of business is the restoration of confidence, while a number of leading doctors of medicine have acknowledged that, through their practice and experiments, they have found that the material body is the servant of thought.

The teachings of Christian Science on these points have ample Scriptural authority, beginning with the instructions and experiences of Moses and climaxing with the words and works of Christ Jesus, the Exemplar for all men and all time. The Master stated that he came to testify or witness for the truth, the truth about God; and this he did in his thoughts, words, and deeds. Knowing God, good, to be the Father or creator of all that is true, Christ Jesus must have classified as error whatever did not bespeak good, for in testifying for Truth he disproved all evil claims; he healed all manner of disease, made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the lame to walk; he rebuked sin and freed men from its seeming influence, and he overcame death—all to the glory of God and in witness of the truth.

As he was lovingly endeavoring to prepare his disciples for his departure, Jesus strove to turn their thought and trust away from his personality to the Christ, Truth. In so doing he said, "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me." Now, divine Science is the promised Comforter, and it testifies of both the personal Jesus and the Christ which he so perfectly exemplified. Not only do the teachings of Christian Science correspond with those of the Master, but its healing and redemptive works are such as Jesus promised would mark and authenticate his true followers. "By their fruits ye shall know them," were his words.

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Items of Interest
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June 8, 1935

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