Immutable Truth

The song of Moses (see Deuteronomy, chapter 32) contains the following words of praise to God: "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." The "God of truth" must of necessity be the divine Principle of all that is true; hence, absolute Truth. And in reply to the question, "What is God?" Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 465), "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." Truth, then, is one of the synonyms used in Christian Science to define God. Christian Science likewise uses Truth as a designation for Christ, the spiritual idea of God. There are frequent references to the Christ as Truth in the Christian Science textbook.

One of the principal characteristics of Truth is immutability. Truth is changeless, invariable. It is, likewise, demonstrable and infallible. Truth is absolute. It is divine. It is eternal, infinite, self-existent. There never was a time when it began, and there never will be a time when it will cease to be. It is omnipresent and omnipotent.

That which is true as the expression or idea of absolute Truth, Principle, is always and everywhere true. What is true today has always been true, and will always remain true. Nothing can change the truth of being one iota.

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