What is Truth?
What is Truth?
I would like to express gratitude for continual healings in the study and practice of Christian Science.
I think it is true we all have a desire for understanding the big questions in life: “Who am I?” “What am I doing here?” and “What is my purpose?”
There is a natural desire to know and love a supreme being, God, who remains at the helm of all existence as the One and Only.
I remember asking my grandmother, who was a student of Christian Science and a Sunday School teacher, “What is Truth?”
I know she must have said all of the answers we learn in the Christian Science Sunday School:
- Truth is another name or synonym for God
- Christ, Truth, casts out error or false beliefs as the Bible promises in John 8:32 “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
A hallmark of instruction given by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, is to know the truth when confronted by error of any sort. This truth is that God, good, is All-in-all, so nothing apart from Him, has reality. Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy, page 473:9 “God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.”
Whatever is true for God is true for me as I am made in His image and likeness as the Bible promises in Genesis 1:26 “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion…”
Another instance in my Sunday School experience brought to light the idea that my spiritual growth was step-wise as the Bible states in Romans 8:28 “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” My life and purpose grows and gathers momentum progressively.
Among my first healing experiences was to get through the night after waking up not feeling well. Instead of calling my mother for comfort, I recited the Lord’s Prayer found in the Bible in Matthew 6:9-13, which provided the calm I needed to go back to sleep and to wake in the morning assured with a sense of victory.
Another time as a college student with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, one who devotes their life to helping others through prayer in Christian Science, helped me overcome a sense of fearful anxiety to rise up and be about “my Father’s business” claiming my dominion.
Later while raising a family, I was able to demonstrate God’s protective and saving power.
Each of these experiences, as I learned in Sunday School, were part of my spiritual growth:
- The ability to govern my thoughts
- To take action on my own behalf to prove my God-given dominion
- To have faith and let God direct my life in raising and caring for a family.
I testify that Christian Science does work and that it does bring to light Truth or God.