Enlistment to Lessen Evil

Students of Christian Science are familiar with Mary Baker Eddy's statement on page 450 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good."

Webster defines "enlist," in part, as "to enter heartily into a cause." It would therefore appear that a Christian Scientist has entered heartily into the work of lessening sin, disease, and death. And, so enlisted, he earnestly studies the Christian Science textbook in order to gain a thorough knowledge of its teachings and thus make himself proficient in overcoming the claims of mortal mind. This proficiency is gained not by haphazard methods of study, but by systematic thoroughness. Thus he is able to withstand the onslaughts of error with the knowledge of its nothingness, and becomes a defender of his right to freedom from evil. The suggestions of mortal mind will not be allowed to sway him from his purpose, or mislead him into bypaths of error.

"For the day breaketh"
July 6, 1940

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