"The Christian Scientist has enlisted"

More than half a century ago Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, wrote on page 450 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good." Webster defines the word "enlist," in part, as "to enter heartily into a cause." To-day, unnumbered thousands of Christian Scientists have enlisted in the holy warfare of proving evil to be unreal; and they are doing this courageously, joyously, because the destruction of evil means the coming of that glad day when "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." So they are forwarding the day of universal salvation.

As we pause and look about at the seeming defiance of evil, we are apt to think that the world has sunk into a more chaotic condition than ever before. But the Christian Scientist will not be mesmerized by this appearance! In speaking of these conflicting forces, our Leader has said (Science and Health, p. 96), "The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears." And ringing down through the corridors of time are heard the words of Jesus, "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Christian Science shows us just how to obey this injunction.

August 15, 1931

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