Our Safety

A large part of the human race appears to live under constant dread. Fear of sickness, fear of the evildoer, fear of lack of the necessities of life, fear of loss of friends haunts the thoughts of men. So much is this the case that joy and gladness enter into the experiences of many but sparingly. We cannot shut our eyes upon the woes of mankind. Everyone with Christliness in his heart laments them, and earnestly prays that the time spoken of in Revelation may quickly come, when "there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4), and when all fears shall be wiped away.

How is it that the human race often appears to be in such sore straits? How is it that fear binds its members as it so frequently seems to do? Christian Science replies that all suffering, sorrow, sin, disease, and death results from the belief entertained by mortals that a power the opposite of good exists, or, in other words, that a power exists—evil—in opposition to God. How universal is this false belief! And it will remain to fetter mankind until it is overcome by the truth about real being.

What, then, is the truth about real being which can dissolve the lie that a power exists the opposite in its nature to good? It is that God is infinite good. When men fear evil in whatever form, they are fearing that which does not really exist. One can readily see how great at times must be the distressing mental pressure upon mankind because of erroneous belief. But think what results when good is seen to be real and evil unreal! The true man is known to be under the law of good; fear is overcome proportionally to the understanding of God's allness; and, in like measure, health and happiness take the place of sickness, sorrow, and despair.

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On Getting Something for Nothing
September 12, 1936

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