"Hold fast that which is good"

Steadfastness was characteristic of Paul. Even before his conversion to Christianity, steadfastness characterized him; for the Scriptures tell of the persistence with which he persecuted the early followers of Christ Jesus. And how plainly do the epistles, which afterwards came from the hand of this valiant apostle, bear witness to the constancy of his faith, which never wavered even when he was in direst extremity. It was Paul who, out of the fullness of his experience, wrote to the church at Thessalonica: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil."

The Bible is one of the textbooks of the Christian Scientist, one of the charts by means of which he is enabled to steer his course across life's oftentimes troubled waters. Its spiritual truths, its inspired words of admonition and guidance, are ever at his disposal; and to these he can turn in every difficulty. Enlightened by the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the Bible becomes the means of approach to the profoundest spiritual truths, truths which, when understood, save and heal.

Throughout her writings—her numerous writings—Mrs. Eddy pleads with the Christian Scientist to be steadfast.

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True Contentment and True Discontent
September 25, 1926

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