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From the April 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal

IN the Gospel of John we read that when Jesus was being questioned by Pilate as to his status on this earth, he replied (18:37), "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth."

What was this truth to which Jesus was referring? Was it not the truth of God, man, and the universe?

We first learn of Jesus' bearing witness to God at the age of twelve, when he tarried behind in Jerusalem after the feast of the Passover. He was finally found in the temple deep in discussion with learned men, who were amazed at his understanding. On being questioned as to why he had remained behind, he replied (Luke 2:49), "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

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