"He put them all out"

When Jesus responded to the appeal of Jairus on behalf of his dying child, his reply to the messenger, "Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole," included, we may notice, a rebuke to fear, a call to faith, and the promise of complete healing. With scientific certainty the Master went forth to meet the situation. On his arrival at the house, he was confronted not only with the evidence of death, but also with weeping, wailing, and scorn. "And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise." He did not allow these self-assertive traits of error to interfere with the proof he was about to give of the eternality of life. It was not merely persons whom Jesus put out, but the materialism to which they bore witness, the false knowledge of mortal mind, and its scorn in the face of Life's vivifying presence. "And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway." "Her spirit" was distinct from the belief of life and death in matter.

In the practice of Christian Science all false witnessing has to be put out of consciousness in order that the Christ, Truth, may bring forth the evidence of everlasting life, health, and harmony. What place has false testimony in infinite Truth? None. From the standpoint of Spirit and its pure, all-embracing manifestation, there is no material sense, no matter, no mortal—no false witness. There is only Spirit, spiritual sense, spiritual man. "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord."

The Christian Scientist, standing with Truth, must therefore be scientifically, spiritually sure that life, health, and intelligence are spiritual and indestructible. They have not to be redeemed from matter nor restored to matter. They are as untouched by materiality as was the immortal life of the child whom Jesus raised by the power of Life.

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April 25, 1936

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