"The forts of Christian Science"

[Written Especially for Young People]

An advertisement for a certain type of air-raid shelter which appeared recently in a European magazine described the device as "bomb proof"—except in the case of a "direct hit." Obviously, the element of chance plays a large part in the security which this particular bomb-proof shelter offers. In considering this advertisement, the writer was struck by the similarity between purchasers of the shelter and those who in blind faith turn to God to show them a way out of their difficulties, but with little conviction that He can help them, believing as they do in the reality of a power which is opposed to Spirit, God. Both types of person are seeking shelter from harm with no real confidence in the security and safety of the method employed. In each case they are hoping that the shelter they have sought will prove secure, though they are aware that, in the event of a raid, it is not inviolable.

How many such doubtful ones would rejoice in a sanctuary which is sure, a shelter whose impregnability has withstood the direct hits of every form of evil! That this protection is available is being proved today by thousands who are demonstrating the power of God to save men from the dire effects of war, sin, disease, and death. No error, however formidable, can successfully assail this defense, which is spiritually mental, and within which each of us can find asylum from aggression of every sort.

This shelter becomes our own in the measure that we grasp and apply the teachings of Christian Science, which show us how to withstand successfully the siege of every form of error, including the "direct hit" of totalitarian aggression, which today threatens the world. This Science was discovered and given to the world by Mary Baker Eddy only seventy-five years ago; but the agelessness of Christian Science is revealed in Mrs. Eddy's own words on page 146 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where, under the marginal heading "Christian Science as old as God," she writes: "Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin. This healing power of Truth must have been far anterior to the period in which Jesus lived. It is as ancient as 'the Ancient of days.' It lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space."

"Lift up a standard"
November 15, 1941

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