Sacred Texts  New Thought  Unity  Index  Previous  Next 

Lessons in Truth, by H. Emilie Cady, [1894], at

Study Guide for students of Lessons in Truth

p. 137

Lesson One
Bondage or Liberty, Which?

BIBLE--Deut. 3:22; Ps. 37:9; 125:1, 2; Jer. 39:18; Jn. 8:32

Questions on Bondage or Liberty, Which?

1. All suffering is the result of our belief that we are in ____________ to things of the flesh.

(see paragraph 1)

2. The Lord's statement "to me every knee shall bow" means that human consciousness must ___________ through various stages to the knowledge of oneness with God.

(see paragraph 7)

3. God regards you not as His _________ but as His ________.

(see paragraph 11)

4. The secret of power in living is _________________.

(see paragraph 23)

5. Jesus daily went apart from the world so that He might return to it with renewed _______________.

(see paragraph 29)

6. Prayer is when ____________. Inspiration is when___________.

(see paragraph 30)

7. To forgive is to give some________________in return for evil given.

(see paragraph 32)

8. Failure to demonstrate may be caused by our harboring a spirit of______________.

(see paragraph 33)

p. 138

9. God is present in every situation if we call His law into________.

(see paragraph 34)

10. When there seems no way of escape from a situation, our prayer should be "__________ __ ___ ___."

(see paragraph 48)


I am unfettered, unbound, triumphant, glorious, splendid, free.

Lessons Two and Three

Statement of Being


BIBLE--Ps. 4:8; Jer. 23:23, 24; Zeph. 3:17; Mt. 5:48; 23:9; Lk. 11:2; Jn. 4:24

Questions on Statement of Being

1. God is not a being or person. He is Spirit; He is the total of ____________.

(see paragraph 5)

2. Man is the most complete_____________of ___.

(see paragraph 15)

3. Mortal mind is the ___________of___________.

(see paragraph 19)

4. There is no limit to God's readiness to give us the good we seek, if we are willing to __ ___ ____.

(see paragraph 23)

p. 139

Questions on Thinking

1. Man is made up of three parts: ___________, ______and______.

(see paragraph 6)

2. There are two classes of Truth seekers; one requires that every statement be _________, the other is willing to "become as ________ ________."

(see paragraph 11)

3. The shortcut to spiritual understanding lies in seeking directly the _________of__________within.

(see paragraph 19)

4. Troubles and sorrows are the result of _______. We think wrongly because we are misinformed by our ___________.

(see paragraph 28)

5. God does not force us to think and act aright because this would make us ___________instead of ___________.

(see paragraph 36)

6. If we are to receive more of God's good, we must _______ good to those around us.

(see paragraph 42)


There is but one presence and one power in my life, God, the good omnipotent.

p. 140

Lessons Four and Five


BIBLE--Joel 3:10; Zeph. 3:15; Mt. 6:8, 11; 16:24; Lk. 9:23; Jn. 7:24; Rom. 8:38; 13:1

Questions on Denials

1. When Jesus said a man must "deny himself," He meant that we must deny the claims of ___ __ ___________.

(see paragraph 10)

2. Denial is declaring not be true a thing that ______ ___.

(see paragraph 14)

3. If you repeatedly deny a false condition, it loses its ___ __ to make you unhappy. (see paragraph 17)

4. The first great denial is: "There is no ____." (It is suggested that the student commit the four great denials to memory.)

(see paragraphs 21-26)

Questions on Affirmations

1. Most persons first seek spiritual things because of ____________ with their present conditions of life.

(see paragraph 1)

2. To affirm anything is to__________ ____ ______ that it is so, even in the face of ___________.

(see paragraph 6)

p. 141

3. The first great affirmation is: "God is life, love, intelligence, substance, omnipotence, omniscience, ___________." (It is suggested that the student commit the four great affirmations to memory.)

(see paragraphs 13-23)

4. Denials have an ________ or ___ _____ tendency; affirmations_____ __.

(see paragraph 35)


I am Spirit, perfect, holy, harmonious. Nothing can hurt me or make me sick or afraid, for Spirit is God, and God cannot be sick or hurt or afraid. I manifest my real self now.

Lesson Six


BIBLE--Prov. 29:25; Mt. 9:29; 21:22; Mk. 11:22; Lk. 8:25; 17:5

Questions on Faith

1. "Faith is the ____________of things hoped for, the ______of things not seen."

(see paragraph 4)

2. Blind faith is an ___________ _______ in a higher power; understanding faith is based on immutable __________.

(see paragraph 12)

p. 142

3. Intuition is the open end within one's own being of the _______________ connecting each individual with God.

(see paragraph 14)

4. God is the _____ _____within every visible form of good.

(see paragraph 20)

5. The supply of every good awaits the ______, which must be made to call it forth.

(see paragraph 23)

6. The "promises of God" are certain statements that are always true, whether found in the ______ or in the ______.

(see paragraph 25)

7. When we ask God for anything there need not be any _____ or _____ about it.

(see paragraph 26)

8. Asking springs from ________ to possess some good.

(see paragraph 27)

9. Desire in the heart for anything is God's _____________ sent beforehand that it is already ours.

(see paragraph 30)

10. We cannot actually desire what belongs to another; we want the __________ of what his possessions stand for.

(see paragraph 37)


My faith is in God.

Lessons Seven and Eight

Personality and Individuality

Spiritual Understanding

p. 143

BIBLE--Ps. 91:2; Mt. 5:16; Mk. 7:14; Lk. 6:19; 8:46; Jn. 3:30; 14:1, 26

Questions on Personality and Individuality

1. The more any person manifests true wisdom, the more _____ are his ways of thinking and acting.

(see paragraph 1)

2. Personality applies to the _______ part of you; individuality denotes the ______ _____.

(see paragraphs 5,6)

3. In the Bible, _____ ___ _____stands for personality; ______, for individuality.

(see paragraph 8)

4. You can be self-possessed in the face of the strongest personality if you are ___-__________.

(see paragraph 16)

5. If you are inclined to feel timid or inferior to others, remember that you are a ____________ to God.

(see paragraph 22)

Questions on Spiritual Understanding

1. Understanding is a ______________ ________, a revelation of God within the heart of man.

(see paragraph 2)

2. We begin our journey toward understanding by cutting off the branches of our __________.

(see paragraph 22)

p. 144

3. With spiritual understanding comes new light on the __________.

(see paragraph 25)

4. ______ __________for others hastens the coming of our own dawn of understanding.

(see paragraph 28)

5. Too much introspection is _____ _______ to spiritual growth.

(see paragraph 29)


I trust God to establish that which is right, good, and orderly, because I know He is present in all persons and all situations.

Lessons Nine and Ten

The Secret Place of the Most High

--Finding the Secret Place

BIBLE--Ps. 91:1; Mt. 6:6; Jn. 8:12; 14:27; 16:13

Questions on The Secret Place of the Most High

1. The greatest desire of the human heart is to _____ ___.

(see paragraph 1)

2. "The "secret place" is our inner meeting place with the Christ, the place of _______of our ____________.

(see paragraph 6)

p. 145

3. The secret of the key to all power is our _____, _____ _____ of the Father within us.

(see paragraph 11)

4. The "white stone" of the Bible represents a ____ like a clean tablet, on which our new spiritual name is written.

(see paragraph 12)

5. What we all want is that the words we have learned to say as Truth be made ______ to us.

(see paragraph 13)

Questions on Finding the Secret Place

1. The light we want is ____ _______.

(see paragraph 8)

2. "Sitting in the silence" is a passive, but a definite, _______ ____ ___.

(see paragraph 13)

3. The two conditions for receiving clear revelation are that we must abide in the "______ _____," and our ___________ must be from God. (see paragraphs 32,35)

4. We can prevent our mind from wandering by beginning our silence with _______.

(see paragraph 15)

5. While sitting in the silence we should _____ ourselves both mentally and physically.

(see paragraph 21)


The glory of the Christ consciousness, now awakened in my soul, quickens, illumines, and heals me.

p. 146

Lessons Eleven and Twelve

Spiritual Gifts--Unity of the Spirit

BIBLE--Ps. 2:7, 8; 37:4; Isa. 64:4; Mt. 7:11; Jn. 4:10; 21:22; Rom. 6:23

Questions on Spiritual Gifts

1. The power of ______ is a great spiritual gift, but there are many more gifts.

(see paragraph 7)

2. Paul said that "there are ___________ of gifts, but the same ______."

(see paragraph 12)

3. Our greatest work is done in our own _______ channel.

(see paragraph 22)

4. Failure is only the death of the ___ that new good may come.

(see paragraph 23)

5. In times of trial we need to get our attention away from ___ and seek to live the life.

(see paragraph 27)

Questions on Unity of the Spirit

1. All spiritual teachings are basically the same because Spirit __ ___.

(see paragraph 14)

2. With the "single" eye we see God only as the ___ _____in our life.

(see paragraph 15)

p. 147

3. If others do not see Truth as we do, we should not try to convert them by repeated external ___________.

(see paragraph 21)

4. There is no necessity for us to separate God as ____________ and God as __________ _____.

(see paragraph 28)

5. God is principle but principle becomes ___________ when manifested in the human body.

(see paragraph 31)


Because I work with the indwelling power of God, I reap the perfect expression of His gifts in my life and affairs.

A Brief Glossary of Truth Terms

NOTE: The terms Truth (capitalized) and Unity are used to designate the principles taught by the Unity School of Christianity and presented to the public through its literature. The term Truth (capitalized) means that which is the fundamental and ultimate reality of anything. Truth may transcend fact. For instance, to a Unity student a person's illness is fact, not Truth; he believes that the Truth about the person is wholeness; he believes that wholeness is God's will for his children and that wholeness is the fundamental and ultimate reality of each person's being.

Being--God; Diety.

being--finite existence.

p. 148

consciousness--sum total of inner awareness.

demonstrate--to bring forth; reveal; prove.

demonstration--outward expression; proof.

Divine Mind--God.

manifest--to bring into form; to make evident to the senses; prove; give evidence of.

manifestation--that which has been brought forth as evident to the senses; express.

meditate--to contemplate or ponder; to dwell in thought.

metaphysics--that division of philosophy which includes the science of being or reality, or the science of the fundamental causes and processes in things.

principle--basic law.

reality--that which is absolute or ultimately true.

realization--clear, vivid knowing; understanding.

the silence--state of stillness, relaxation, and receptivity wherein one may experience the presence of God.

Spirit--God; Deity.

spirit--life; the principle.

spiritual consciousness--inner or intuitive awareness of the things of Spirit.

substance--the spiritual essence out of which all things are made.

p. i

Next: Index