The deadly weapons of innuendo and rumor are working overtime to ruin the integrity upon which America was built. We have lost the ability to wait for truth to be revealed. We no longer delay opinion until considered judgment has prevailed. We grasp at any straw that blows in the wind and bend it into the cruelty of sensationalism that spares no one be he a football coach or a public official. The time has come for us to lay the ax at the roof of lies based upon hearsay, and the beginning of a new year is a propitious time. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence did so at great risk to their lives, their families and their property. They had agreed, for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of Divide Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortune, and our sacred Honor. British domination had been brought to an end by men of courage and loyalty and integrity who believed in the presence, power and wisdom of a Divine Providence.
'Divine providence' and 'honor' were solemn words back then. To question a mans honor was to provoke a duel. To question the power of Divine Providence was to sin. Sadly enough, the passing of years and the advent of so-called progress have diminished the power of both. Around two thousand years ago, an itinerant preacher, a carpenter from Nazareth said, 'Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Free from what? Free from the universal beliefs that govern, not the man of Gods creating, but the natural man whose breath is in his nostrils. Television, a great invention devised by the mind of man, is also one of the most dangerous because the mind of man has succumbed to its power. Knowingly or unknowingly, we take into our consciousness what we see on the screen, what we hear over the radio, and our opinions are molded accordingly.
Were the Nazarene to be interviewed today by someone who interprets the news, might be on this order: Jesus, you repeatedly proclaim that we must know the truth if we would be free. May I ask, Sir, to what truth you refer? Might not the Nazarene's reply be: The truth to which I refer is that God alone is power. Besides God, there is no power. The carnal mind of which Paul spoke is not power. All power lies in the Divine Consciousness.
God, individualized in you and me. As we keep our consciousness filled with the Presence and Power of God, there is no room for anything less than truth to enter. According to the Christ, therefore, it would follow that there is nothing but truth to be expressed.