“And forgive us our debts” – Q&A #6

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;

Question: What is Truth, and how does it help with forgiveness of debts or sin?

Answer: Truth is the name for God which expresses all that is real and true about Him.
The opposite of Truth is error, and error cannot be found in God. Truth includes all facts, not fables. A study of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy will show that Truth is that aspect of God
which destroys the erroneous beliefs that would try to separate us from God. For instance:

“Truth bestows no pardon upon error, but wipes it out in the most effectual manner.”
(S&H 11:17-18)

The light of Truth has increased over the centuries as mankind’s ability to receive it has grown. Truth came to us first as the Word of God; then later as the Christ, as expressed by Jesus; next, as the outreaching love of Christianity; and, today, as the Comforter, divine
Science. We see now that Truth is Law, and the presence of this Law is what destroys error.

“The law of Life and Truth is the law of Christ, destroying all sense of sin and death. It does more than forgive the false sense named sin, for it pursues and punishes it, and will not let sin go until it
is destroyed, — until nothing is left to be forgiven, to suffer, or to be punished. Forgiven thus, sickness and sin have no relapse. God’s law reaches and destroys evil by virtue of the allness of
God.” (No 30:2)

So we see that Truth does indeed help with the forgiveness of debts:

“Truth destroys error . . . Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness.”
(S&H 339:2-5)

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Forgive #6


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