TRUTH

January 22, 2017

 

Golden Text

Prov 8:1, 6 I will, 7 (to ;)

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth;

 

 

Responsive Reading

Dan 10:19 peace (to 1st .), 21 I will (to :)

peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.

 

I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth:

 

Is 29:11,12,17-19, 24; 43:9 let them hear

And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

 

And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

 

Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

 

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

 

The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

 

They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

 

let them hear, and say, It is truth.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Ps 33:4 the

the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

 

( 2) Is 34:16 (to 1st :)

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read:

 

( 3) Eccl 12:10

The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

 

( 4) Rev 1:1,2

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

 

( 5) Rev 10:1 (to 1st :), 2 (to :), 8, 10 (to ;), 11

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud:

 

And he had in his hand a little book open:

 

And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

 

And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up;

 

And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

 

( 6) Rev 22:7 blessed

blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

 

 

( 1) vii:13-15 Truth

Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity.

 

( 2) 312:17-19

Mortals try to believe without understanding Truth; yet God is Truth.

 

( 3) 107:1-3,10

In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.

 

Through Christian Science, religion and medicine are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding, and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.

 

( 4) x:3-4, 11-13

The first edition of SCIENCE AND HEALTH was published in 1875.

 

The author has not compromised conscience to suit the general drift of thought, but has bluntly and honestly given the text of Truth.

 

( 5) 110:13-20

In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.

 

( 6) 558:1-4 (to :), 9-10

St. John writes, in the tenth chapter of his book of Revelation:

 

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud:

 

This angel or message which comes from God, clothed with a cloud, prefigures divine Science.

 

( 7) 559:1-2, 19-21 (to 2nd .)

This angel had in his hand "a little book," open for all to read and understand.

 

Mortals, obey the heavenly evangel. Take divine Science. Read this book from beginning to end. Study it, ponder it.

 

( 8) vii:13 (only)

The time for thinkers has come.

 

 

Section II

( 7) Ps 25:4,5 (to ;)

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation;

 

( 8) Matt 16:6 Take

Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

 

( 9) Matt 13:33-35 The

The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

 

(10) I Cor 5:6 Know

Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

 

 

( 9) 117:15-19, 27-25

Our Master taught spirituality by similitudes and parables. As a divine student he unfolded God to man, illustrating and demonstrating Life and Truth in himself and by his power over the sick and sinning.

 

Truth is a revelation.

Jesus bade his disciples beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, which he defined as human doctrines. His parable of the "leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened," impels the inference that the spiritual leaven signifies the Science of Christ and its spiritual interpretation, an inference far above the merely ecclesiastical and formal applications of the illustration.

Did not this parable point a moral with a prophecy, foretelling the second appearing in the flesh of the Christ, Truth, hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world?

Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.

In their spiritual significance, Science, Theology, and Medicine are means of divine thought, which include spiritual laws emanating from the invisible and infinite power and grace. The parable may import that these spiritual laws, perverted by a perverse material sense of law, are metaphysically presented as three measures of meal, that is, three modes of mortal thought. In all mortal forms of thought, dust is dignified as the natural status of men and things, and modes of material motion are honored with the name of laws. This continues until the leaven of Spirit changes the whole of mortal thought, as yeast changes the chemical properties of meal.

 

(10) 255:1 (only)

Eternal Truth is changing the universe.

 

 

Section III

(11) Ps 146:5,6

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

 

(12) Ps 93:4

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

 

(13) Mark 6:34,45-51

And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

 

And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray. And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

 

 

(11) 313:23-24

Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe.

 

(12) 123:30

Christian Science differs from material science, but not on that account is it less scientific. On the contrary, Christian Science is pre-eminently scientific, being based on Truth, the Principle of all science.

 

(13) 127:26-6

Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

Christian Science eschews what is called natural science, in so far as this is built on the false hypotheses that matter is its own lawgiver, that law is founded on material conditions, and that these are final and overrule the might of divine Mind. Good is natural and primitive. It is not miraculous to itself.

The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.

 

(14) 124:20-21

Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind.

 

(15) 329:7-12 (to 1st .)

Because you cannot walk on the water and raise the dead, you have no right to question the great might of divine Science in these directions. Be thankful that Jesus, who was the true demonstrator of Science, did these things, and left his example for us.

 

(16) 272:30

Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.

 

(17) 150:4-6

To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition.

 

 

Section IV

(14) Ps 57:3 God

God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

 

(15) Matt 4:23

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

 

(16) Matt 22:34-40

But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

 

(18) 138:17-18,27-2

Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing.

 

Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!" It was this theology of Jesus which healed the sick and the sinning. It is his theology in this book and the spiritual meaning of this theology, which heals the sick and causes the wicked to "forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts."

 

(19) 132:16-20

Jesus' system of healing received no aid nor approval from other sanitary or religious systems, from doctrines of physics or of divinity; and it has not yet been generally accepted.

 

(20) 329:32-2

Human resistance to divine Science weakens in proportion as mortals give up error for Truth and the understanding of being supersedes mere belief.

 

(21) 141:27-28,30

The adoption of scientific religion and of divine healing will ameliorate sin, sickness, and death.

 

Give to it the place in our institutions of learning now occupied by scholastic theology and physiology, and it will eradicate sickness and sin in less time than the old systems, devised for subduing them, have required for self-establishment and propagation.

 

(22) 131:22

As aforetime, the spirit of the Christ, which taketh away the ceremonies and doctrines of men, is not accepted until the hearts of men are made ready for it.

 

(23) 67:27-28,32-2

Spiritual, not corporeal, consciousness is needed.

 

The epoch approaches when the understanding of the truth of being will be the basis of true religion.

 

 

Section V

(17) Ps 86:15 thou

thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

 

(18) Jer 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

 

(19) Jer 30:17 (to :)

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

 

(20) Mark 5:25-34

And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

 

 

(24) 142:31

Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.

 

(25) 146:2-7,23-26

The ancient Christians were healers. Why has this element of Christianity been lost? Because our systems of religion are governed more or less by our systems of medicine. The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity.

 

Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin.

 

(26) 147:6-20

Late in the nineteenth century I demonstrated the divine rules of Christian Science. They were submitted to the broadest practical test, and everywhere, when honestly applied under circumstances where demonstration was humanly possible, this Science showed that Truth had lost none of its divine and healing efficacy, even though centuries had passed away since Jesus practised these rules on the hills of Judaea and in the valleys of Galilee.

Although this volume contains the complete Science of Mind-healing, never believe that you can absorb the whole meaning of the Science by a simple perusal of this book. The book needs to be studied, and the demonstration of the rules of scientific healing will plant you firmly on the spiritual groundwork of Christian Science.

 

(27) 162:4

Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.

 

(28) 129:21-22

We must abandon pharmaceutics, and take up ontology, "the science of real being."

 

(29) 144:27

When the Science of being is universally understood, every man will be his own physician, and Truth will be the universal panacea.

 

 

Section VI

(21) Ps 40:1,7,8,10 I have not concealed

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

 

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

 

I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

 

(22) John 8:31,32

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

 

(30) 293:28

Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

 

(31) 37:22-25

It is possible, yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.

 

(32) xii:23-27

In the spirit of Christ's charity, as one who "hopeth all things, endureth all things," and is joyful to bear consolation to the sorrowing and healing to the sick, she commits these pages to honest seekers for Truth.

Mary Baker Eddy