"The accuser is not there"

In Revelation the devil, Satan, is called "that old serpent," and "the accuser of our brethren." In the tenth verse of the twelfth chapter occur the words, "The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." What was it that cast down the accuser, or evil?

The accuser—the devil or evil—has in belief always been the persecutor. Throughout their whole earthly career mortals are tempted by evil, often falling before the temptation and suffering in consequence. How frequently does sin claim its victims, frequently plunging them into the depths of despair! Sickness, too, is a form of evil belief against which the human race wages constant warfare. Thus, evil many times seems to be very real as it appears to work havoc on the health and happiness of mankind. And every time its erroneous suggestions are believed, every time its claims to reality are accepted, its efforts are to mortal sense successful.

Christian Science has exposed the utterly false nature of "the accuser." In other words, and briefly, Christian Science declares that evil is unreal; that there is no devil; that Satan is a myth. What is the basis of this statement? The fact that God is infinite good. From the premise that God is infinite good Mary Baker Eddy drew the inevitable conclusion that evil is unreal; and her discovery is one of the greatest ever made in the metaphysical realm. So contrary is it to general belief, however, that there are those who will not deign to consider it. But there it is, simple yet profound, revolutionary in its power, a discovery which in seventy years has changed human thought to a degree beyond reckoning.

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Legitimate Propaganda
September 25, 1937

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