"The Lord our God is one Lord"

As this number of the Sentinel goes to press, the interest of the world is centered upon the conflict which seems imminent in Europe. It is not, however, a time for fear and excitement, but rather for that exaltation of thought which rests with calm assurance on the knowledge of the omnipotence of God, knowing, as on a similar occasion our revered Leader bade us, that "He will bless all the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand nor say unto Him, What doest Thou? Out of His allness He must bless all with His own truth and love" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 280).

A few months ago, when war clouds gathered in the western hemisphere, we quoted from the writings of Mrs. Eddy for the benefit of Christian Scientists and others who might be ready to listen. Today, when millions of men are arming in preparation for war in the other hemisphere, it may be well to call attention again to these words,—the words of one whose Christianity was demonstrable. We quote from the Sentinel of May 2, 1914, as follows:—

In these days of wars and rumors of wars, it is well for us all to remember that evil is never made good by the seeming necessity for its employment. The fact that mankind appears to think there is no other way by which it can rise out of or overcome certain human conditions, is the only excuse for an appeal to force; but even this does not change the fundamental truth that there is but one power and this power is good. Christian Scientists especially should be entirely clear in their thought about war, because they are endeavoring to stand for righteousness at all times; and as Mrs. Eddy has so clearly answered the questions now being asked as to what shall be the attitude of Christian Scientists on this subject, it seems fitting to bring these answers directly to the attention of our readers by republishing some quotations from her writings. Most pertinent of all, perhaps, is the following sentiment from her letter of March, 1898, the period of the Spanish war:—

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"Loose him"
August 8, 1914

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