"Truth makes a new creature"

Among the prophetic utterances in Isaiah we find this one: "Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them." Christ, Truth, declares that which is true, and in the absolute sense Truth's declarations alone are valid.

Infinite Spirit reveals itself to man's spiritual sense, and to this pure sense new divine beauty is ever unfolding. Christian Science discloses the authority of Spirit and its liberating power even as did Christ Jesus, whose inspired utterances were translated into redemptive deeds. It is the same with the inspired utterances of the Christian Scientist. Their trueness and newness are bringing spiritual awakening and release from sin and suffering to those who are progressively inclined and spiritually teachable.

Mary Baker Eddy writes (Science and Health, p. 201): "We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and 'all things are become new.' Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good." The Christian Scientist sets himself to prove that one takes with him no handicap into the realm of Truth and finds none there. In his honest approach to Truth he must leave behind him the old superstitions and reproaches, the old sense of personal limitation. He must cease to fear, justify, or resent them. The errors of mortal mind can never "become new," never become true, any more than that which is true ever has or ever can become untrue. And since that which is true is always available, the Christian Scientist must incessantly prove the glorious fact that "Truth makes a new creature."

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