Protests of Truth

Prayers of protest can lead Jesus’ followers to the right response when it’s vital that the veracity of a situation be revealed. 

How do we know the difference between truth and a lie? With various sources purporting to report the truth but each recounting very different versions of events, how can we know what is fact and what is fiction? Is there a reliable source? 

Centuries ago, Christ Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). He knew the truth of God’s loving control so thoroughly that he could calm a storm, comfort and heal others, even overcome death, amid the political, religious, and social upheavals of his day. But this knowing was far beyond a blind belief or intellectual understanding. He was standing for what is divinely real in the face of any contrary evidence.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy explains how we, too, can do this today. It says, “It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of Truth,—of man’s likeness to God and of man’s unity with Truth and Love” (p. 12).

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