IN THIS WEEK'S BIBLE LESSON, titled "Truth," readers have the opportunity to strive afresh to understand that perennial question "What is Truth?" which Mary Baker Eddy said "convulses the world" (Science and Health, p. 223, Section I, citation 1). Some of the extraordinary dynamics of this question are seen in the experiences of Jesus, his disciples, and the people who came to hear the Word of God and be healed.

Section I assures us that blind beliefs haven't led humanity to a satisfying answer to that question (see Luke 6:39, cit. 2, and Science and Health, p. 223, cit. 1). It would seem that merely human attempts have simply led people into agitated places in thought. And if the search for truth has left them weary, in failing health, or shaken, it's time to consider a higher, more reliable source. Thankfully, there are stepping stones—rocks of Truth from the Bible—that set us on a life-defining straight and narrow path to aspects of the answer.

From start to finish, each section of this Lesson includes examples of people who came to Jesus in an effort to grasp the difference between what is solid and true, and what is shakable and erroneous. Many came very long distances from Tyre and Sidon without the aid of modern conveyances. They walked with great effort and strove to find the answer to their problems through the Christ, which was said to be the very source of truth. The Apostle John wrote, "Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice" (John 18: 37, cit. 4), confirming that those who listened, walked the walk, and followed Jesus would receive more of his life-giving, profoundly transforming precepts.

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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson
January 19, 2009

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