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From the September 1902 issue of The Christian Science Journal

JESUS once asked the Pharisees, who often questioned him,—not in order to learn the truth, but that they might find something by which to condemn him,— "What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?" Pharisaism cannot discern the Christ, and because of their self-righteousness and hypocrisy it was impossible for them to comprehend the true origin of him who was indeed the Son of God, and when, tracing the belief of human origin, they replied that he was "the son of David," they lost sight of the grand truth that God is the only Father, and that man proceeds from God. Peter, in his reply to Jesus' question, "Whom say ye that I am?" gave a truer, more spiritual answer than that of the Pharisees, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.