"What is truth?"

IN the Bible record of the trial of Jesus, his reply to the question of Pontius Pilate, the Roman procurator, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth," apparently stirred only skepticism in the heart of his hearer. "What is truth?" Pilate asked; but he evidently did not wait for a reply, for it is written, "When he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews," who had been demanding that Jesus be punished, "and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all."

"Pale in the presence of his own momentous question, 'What is Truth,' Pilate was drawn into acquiescence withthe demands of Jesus' enemies," writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 48 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." And elsewhere in the same book she states (p. 223): "The question, 'What is Truth,' convulses the world. Many are ready to meet this inquiry with the assurance which comes of understanding; but more are blinded by their old illusions, and try to 'give it pause.'"

In God's Sight
March 8, 1941

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