COURAGE

ALL through the Bible we are enjoined to be courageous in confronting evil, in whatever guise it may present itself. God's command to Joshua, "Only be thou strong and very courageous," is reiterated throughout the Scriptures. Christ Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."

The courage which animates the true Christian is based upon and upheld by his invincible faith in God. In Christian Science this faith ultimates in a demonstrable understanding of God as omnipotent good. Confidence in omnipotence grows with the student's expanding realization of the spiritual man's oneness with the Father, as Principle and idea are one. As thought is held faithfully to this true concept of the real man's relation to divine Principle, we find fear fading out of consciousness, and with it the temptation to yield to discouragement, which is the devil's (evil's) subtlest and most frequently used weapon. The Christian Scientist, however, defeats its purpose by persistent, unremitting effort. for error cannot deprive him of his reliance on the all-power of divine Love and of man's God-given dominion over all untoward earthly conditions.

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