In an account of a lecture before the teachers' institute...

Riverside (Cal.) Press

In an account of a lecture before the teachers' institute held at Riverside the doctor stated to his audience that Christian Science is a good psychology, and that he made this statement because of his observation that the practice of Christian Science eliminates fear. There are many definitions of psychology, but if the doctor uses the word in its higher sense,—that is, in the sense of ontology or the science of true being,—then Christian Scientists would agree with him. Christian Science does not eliminate fear through any process of a dominating human mind, but through an apprehension of the fact that because God is Love and God is ever present, therefore Love is ever present. The apostle John elaborates this point in his first epistle, concluding with the positive statement, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear." It is an understanding of this which enables a Christian Scientist to eliminate fear.

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November 4, 1916

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