The Self-Destruction of Error

In the sixth and seventh chapters of Judges there may be found a most helpful lesson for the Christian Scientist. It is the story of Gideon's attack upon and defeat of the Midianites. Considered metaphysically, it illustrates the operation of divine Principle as revealed in Christian Science, and shows how evil, or error, because it is the counterfeit of Truth, is always self-destroyed.

The children of Israel had grown careless about their religion: they fell to worshiping false gods; they lost sight of the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, which aforetime had led them into the land of peace and plenty; they were as scattered sheep without a shepherd; they had become apostate. In consequence of their backsliding they were filled with fear of their enemies, the Midianites; and they hid themselves from the invaders in the rocks and caves. The reign of terror kept up for seven years. There seemed no way of escape. In their extremity they prayed unto God for help.

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