"Evil is not power"

When Mrs. Eddy declared that evil is unreal, she was ridiculed by the world. Her teaching is ridiculed still by many; but others are rejoicing that through the great discovery of Christian Science they have had a vision of the allness of God, good, and are perceiving, if but feebly sometimes, that evil is unreal. And those who have glimpsed the glory of perfect Being know that all men will yet arrive at that same spiritual understanding and be assured of the allness of good and the nothingness of evil. Mrs. Eddy has said in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 102): "Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness."

No greater issue has ever been presented to the world than that evil is unreal; and this, because evil is looked upon by mankind, generally, as a great and mighty power. We look around and seemingly see it in innumerable sinful guises, in many forms of disease, in suffering, in sorrow, in death; and we behold its ravages in almost every direction. It claims to exercise dominion in the fury of the storm, the devastating earthquake, the devouring flame: to destroy is always the aim of evil.

Loving Our Brother Whom We Have Seen
May 9, 1925

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