was the most powerful teacher of Truth that the world has ever known ..
why? ... because He "walked His talk," yet He gave all the
credit to God, "It Is the Father that doeth the work, the Father
works and I work." When He stated "you will know my
faith by my work," He said it without ego and without false
modesty. It was a fact ... and it was the Truth. When Pilate
asked why He was here, He stated, "I have come to testify to the
Truth." "What is Truth?" Pilate asked.
Emile Cady's, "How I Used Truth" ... with a few of my notes
added in - THERE IS A straight white line of absolute Truth upon
which each one must walk if he would have demonstration (freedom from
discord of any nature). The slightest swerving in either direction
from this line results in non-demonstration, no matter how earnest or
intense one may be.
The line is this: There is only God; all seeming else is a lie.
Whosoever is suffering today from sickness, poverty, failure--any kind
of trouble--is believing the lie.
We talk largely about Truth, and quote with ease and alacrity the words
of the Master, "The truth shall make you free." Free from
what? Free from sickness, sorrow, weakness, fear, poverty. We claim to
know the Truth, but the question to be driven right home is, are we free
from these undesirable things? And if not, why not?
Let us get right down to a good, hardpan, practical basis about this
We talk much about the omnipresence of God. In fact, this is one of the
basic statements upon which rests the so-called New Thought. "God
is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient." When I was a child in
spiritual things, I thought as a child and understood as a child. I
believed that God was here, there, and everywhere, within hailing
distance of every human being, no matter whether under the sea or on the
mountain top, in prison or outside, in the sick chamber or at the
wedding feast. In any and all places He was so near that in an instant
He could be summoned to help. To me this was God's omnipresence. Then
His omnipotence meant to me that while sickness and poverty, sorrow, the
evil tongue of jealousy or slander, and so forth, had great power to
make one suffer, God had greater power. I believed that if He were
called on to help us, He surely would do it, but it would be after a
fierce and prolonged combat between the two powers of good and evil, or
of God and trouble.
I wonder if there are not others today whose real, innermost thoughts of
God's omnipresence and omnipotence are much like this. Are you one of
those who believe in God and--? God and---sickness? God and poverty?,
God and something unpleasant in your life that you are daily trying to
down by applying a sort of plaster of formal statements of Truth right
over the sore place of your trouble, while at the same time you are
giving in your own mind (if not also in your conversation) about equal
power to the remedy and the disease? While you remain in this category,
let me tell you that you will never escape from your bondage, whatever
it may be.
Try for a moment to think what really is meant by omnipresent Spirit,
remembering at the same time that what applies to your body, applies
equally to all other forms of human affairs or conditions.
Each little atom of one's physical body, taken separately is completely
filled, permeated by Spirit-life. This must be true because there could
be no external form to the atom without first the sub-stans, that which
stands under, or as the basis of all material things. The Spirit
permeating each atom is now, always has been, and always will be
absolutely perfect, because it is God, the only life in the universe.
These atoms are held together each moment by the same Spirit. They work
together because the Spirit pervading them is one Spirit and not several
spirits. Spirit-life can not change because if it did, there would be
one place where, for a time, there would be lack of God, perfect life.
One place for one instant without God would break up the entire law of
omnipresence, which cannot be.
Jesus said, "The truth shall make you
free." but He prefaced this statement by the word, "Ye shall
know the truth." It is, then, knowledge of the Truth that
sets free. We are free now but we do not know it. You may be
the child of a king, but if you do not know it, you may live in poverty
and squalor all your life. We are all, today, this very hour, free from
all sickness, because God, who is perfect life, unchangeable and
indestructible, abides within and completely fills every atom of our
body. If God, divine substance, fills every part, every place and space
as the atmosphere fills the room, there is certainly no absence of
Spirit-life in any part. Then if today we are
manifesting sickness (or poverty, loneliness, depression), it is because
we have believed the lie about ourselves and have reaped the results of
the lie--that Is, apparent lack of health (lack of money, lack of
anything) in our CONSCIOUSNESS.
All that is, is good, but lack of God In any part is not, that is, does
not exist. Such a thing is a mortal impossibility.
Many earnest people are greatly puzzled right here. They are told that
"there is no evil; all is good because all is God," and so
forth. When they find themselves or others suffering apparent pain,
sickness, lack of money, and so forth, they are staggered in faith, and
begin to say: "Surely this is not good; lack of health is not good;
sin is not good; poverty is not good. What is this?" For an answer
they are often told, "Oh! yes, this is good, for there is nothing
but good (God) in the universe. This is unripe good, like the green
Now the truth is that all which is not good (God) is no thing. It is
the lie, and has only to be definitely characterized as such in order to
disappear. What is the wild beast that sits on your chest with such
overwhelming weight when you have a nightmare? Is it "unripe
good"? Is it something that, after a few days or weeks or right
thoughts, you can manipulate into good? Not at all. From beginning to
end it is nothing, no thing but a vagary, a deception of the mortal
brain and senses. Had it at any time any sort of reality whatever?
Surely not. It is all a lie, which, at the time, seems so real that it
requires almost superhuman efforts to throw it off, even after you
realize that it is only a nightmare.
"There is one God, the Father, of whom are all things,"
said Paul. And again, "For of Him, and through him, and unto him,
are all things."
If God, then, is the substance of all things visible and invisible, and
is omnipresent, there is no such thing as lack of God or lack of
substance in any place in this universe. Sickness would be lack of life
in some part of the body. Impossible! Poverty would be lack of substance
in the circumstances. Impossible. Foolishness, ignorance, insanity,
would be lack of God, Divine Mind, omniscience in man. Impossible! These
things can not be.
Do you not see, then, how all these negatives are nothingness, not
true, the lie? And how, instead of recognizing them as something to be
overcome, we should put them at once and at all times into their real
place of nothingness?
Let us go back to our straight, white line of
absolute Truth: There is only God. All that is not God is no thing, that
is, has no existence--is simply the nightmare. If we walk on this white
line where we refuse to see or acknowledge anything but God, then all
else disappears. In dealing with the everyday problems of
life, we shall succeed in becoming free, just in proportion as we cease
absolutely to parley with apparent evils as though they were entities.
We cannot afford to spend a moment's time agreeing with their claim, for
if we do, we ourselves shall be the overcome instead of the over-comers.
We must rise to the highest, most sweeping statements of Truth that we
know. Our great statement must be: "There is only God."
Whatever is not God (good) is a lie. And this lie must be instantly
and constantly crushed on the head as a viper the moment it appears in
our mentality. Hit the hydra-headed monster (the lie) as soon as it
appears, with the positive statement, "You are a lie. Get to where
you belong. There is no truth in you. There is only God. and God is
fullness of good, life, joy, peace, now and forever."
The absolute truth is there is no real lack anywhere, but a waiting
abundance of every kind of good that man can possibly desire or conceive
of. Stop believing the lie. Stop speaking it. Speak the Truth. It is the
spoken Truth that makes manifest.
In the domain of Spirit there is neither time nor space. What is to
be and already is must be spoken into visibility. (Jesus taught that we
are to "know" that it is .. whatever we pray for ... and give
thanks for it.) Practice thinking and realizing omnipresence, that
is, practice realizing that all good that you desire is here now,
all-present; it is not apart from you and its coming to you does not
require time. There is no time or space.
There is not God and--a body - There is not God and--circumstance
(financial conditions) - There is not God and--any sort of trouble.
There is only God, through and through and through all things, in our
body, in our seemingly empty purses, in all our circumstances, just
waiting as invisible Spirit substance, for us to recognize and
acknowledge Him, and Him only, in order to become visible. All else is a
God is. God is all. God is
manifest, because there is nothing else to manifest.
do we continue to have the experiences we have that do not seem so Good
.... because we keep "thinking" they are real and our
"thoughts" give them life. "Never
forget that every physical thing, whether for you or against
you was a sustained thought before it was a thing." - Thomas
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,