Evil Destitute of Origin

"CHRISTIAN SCIENCE brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil," writes Mrs. Eddy on page 293 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Scriptural authority for the foregoing statement is found in the inspired Word in Genesis, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." In the eighth chapter of his Gospel, John records that Jesus pronounced the devil, evil, "a liar, and the father of it," and as having "no truth in him." Again, in Revelation, evil is depicted in these terms: "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world."

The great discovery of "the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil," casts a new light upon spiritual existence as the only reality. Through Christian Science humanity has been shown the way of salvation. No phase of evil has divine authority, and evil was never decreed by God for the purpose of discipline. Humanity is slowly awaking to acknowledge man's God-given dominion, and finding that it is not compelled to bow in supine resignation to devastating error. Thought imbued with the realization of God's presence and allness possesses spiritual power, and herein lies the secret of dominion over evil. This transcends and is wholly contrary to the mistaken notion that evil can be overcome through the exercise of so-called human will.

To those ignorant of the truth of real being, questions frequently arise as to the reason for the many manifestations of evil and their various consequences. The following incident may prove helpful. To a party of tourists about to enter a building of great historical interest, the guide said: "What I shall give as facts, I can substantiate with history; but what is only tradition, I shall give as such. These are many lies told about this place, and I am working every day to break them down." To one member of that party the latter part of these remarks seemed to illustrate the need for refuting the evil suggestions and lies of mortal mind.

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"Be ye separate"
March 18, 1933

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