Let us think of another time when he multiplied the loaves and fishes and fed five thousand people with an abundance left over. And when he raised Lazarus from the dead, turned the water into wine, and stilled the wind and wave. What power did this man have that others do not possess? By what authority did he do these things? What did Jesus know that you and I must learn if we too would do the same works.

The answer to this, and all the teachings of Jesus, is contained in the Bible, which is a book of the emancipation of man. There are five distinct spiritual ideas that the Bible teaches about this. These five ideas contain the story of the emancipation of man from the creation to the fulfillment of the Christ. These five ideas gave Jesus the understanding that enabled him to raise the dead, heal the sick, turn the water into wine and gain victory over the grave.

The first of these five great truths is told in the story of creation, which states that God is a universal creative Spirit or Divine Presence, existing everywhere, and that man is made in the spiritual image and likeness of God and therefore has within himself the power to be free.