The Christian Warfare

It may be said that war is a state of organized conflict, in which the resources of the combatants are drawn upon in a struggle for supremacy; while peace on earth is a state of liberty and security, with obedience to law and order on all sides. When the divine order of being and its laws of love and blessing are established, there can be no possibility of war between men and nations. The only war which will ever end war is the mental struggle to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth, and to this great end the Church of Christ, Scientist, The Mother Church, as it is fitly called, has been founded, organized, and established by Mary Baker Eddy. The textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which she was inspired to write, declares on page 450, "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."

Having enlisted, then, we can never desert our mental post, but must continue the overcoming of every form of evil and discord which we encounter, by knowing its nothingness. The human consciousness is the battleground, because it entertains a belief in two forces, one good and the other evil, instead of acknowledging only one Mind, God, who upholds His spiritual creation in perfect peace and harmony. It is in our individual consciousness that a just and lasting peace must be established; it is here that our personal false beliefs, fears, limitations, and faults must be conquered, and thought trained in obedience to divine Principle.

April 18, 1942

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