"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." So spake the prophet Isaiah, and it is of the utmost importance that the Christian Scientist hold to these words, noting that they contain a condition as well as a promise. Especially is this necessary in these times of general unrest. World problems appear to be multiplying rapidly, and security is one of the biggest problems confronting statesmen and leaders of the nations today.

To seek peace among the nations, and at the same time expend money, skill, and industry for increasing armaments in preparation for war, is inconsistent and contradictory.

There is in the world today fear that another war is likely to precipitate the end of modern civilization; hence the effort to prevent the downfall of civilization by treaties and many organizations. Yet this does not give to the human race the perfect stability, confidence, balance, which are components of peace. With changing conditions, treaties lose their validity, and various organizations and alliances fail to prove their efficacy. It is becoming increasingly evident that other means are needed. The world is beginning to recognize that higher standards of honesty, fair play, and mutual support are pre-eminently necessary in order to reach the goal of enduring peace.

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"I know thy works"
October 17, 1936

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