Stilling the Storm

The scientific understanding of the allness of God stills the storms of mortal mind's creating. Since God is the only power, evil has no power. Its pretense to act is void of accomplishment or enforcement. Its purpose involves its own defeat. Thus we need never fear any of the inventions or machinations of evil. When we start with an understanding of the allness of God, good, we begin to recognize the nothingness of evil and of evil's presentations. But to prove God's allness we must know error or evil—sin, sickness, disease, or death—to be nothing in its inception, and nothing in its conclusion. In other words, we prove the allness of good by knowing evil to be nothing.

Judging from world conditions today, humanity seems to be encountering a storm of adversity, and those without an understanding of the true nature of God may ask, "Why does God permit such conditions?" God knows nothing of evil. What one sees in the world today is a picture of mortal mind, of belief in and fear of evil as having reality and power. One need not believe in evil's reality. Man, made in the image and likeness of God, is never in the storm of mortal mind's apparent creating. But someone may ask: "Of what advantage is it to say we are not in the storm? We suffer as keenly as if evil were real, and hardships seem as difficult." In spite of what the five physical senses may seem to testify, God's universe is spiritual, and He governs and controls everything that really exists with supreme wisdom and unerring direction. In the real universe, all God's children are harmonious; beauty, loveliness, and abundance are there expressed; and all of His ideas are complete, perfect, harmonious manifestations of Life.

One day, nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was teaching by the seaside. The multitude were thronging him, and he entered a ship. When evening came, he sent the multitude away and told the disciples to pass over to the other side of the sea. Soon a great storm arose, but he was asleep. The disciples became frightened and awoke him, saying, "Master, carest thou not that we perish?" Then "he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."

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God's Good Will
April 13, 1940

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