"Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." This divine message which Isaiah recorded (43:10) holds a challenge for mankind today. Are we true witnesses to the omnipotent and only God? How far are our lives bearing testimony to the glory of God? A witness is of great importance. In order to testify truly to the glory of God, we must have an understandable knowledge of Him to whom we are called to bear witness.

Christian Science as the final revelation of Truth was received by Mary Baker Eddy, that faithful witness to God who has shown mankind how they can truly understand and glorify Him. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy answers the time-honored question, "What is God?" in the following words (p. 465): "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." These seven terms for God are synonymous and set forth the nature of the Divine Being to whom man is the living witness. This definition of the all-inclusive God brings to humble hearts a great desire to know Him and to render honor to Him through faithful lives and loyal service.

Many are slowly emerging out of the darkness and doubt accompanying the worship of materiality into a true understanding of God as Spirit and of man as actually spiritual, the likeness of God. This understanding brings in its wake salvation from sin, healing of sickness, and the demonstration of the brotherhood of man. How important, then, that those who have gained some measure of understanding should bear faithful witness to the presence and power of the one and only God.

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