Stronger than Armies


The imperative need of mankind at this hour of the world's struggle for its very existence is to find at once a power and means infallible with which to meet the aggressive onslaughts of evil. The seriousness of the mounting claims of materialism is forcing men to seek a spiritual means of preservation, which is found only in the Word of God. Victor Hugo has written these words of wisdom: "There is one thing stronger than armies: an idea whose time has come." Our Father-Mother God has eternally provided the right idea with which to meet every emergency. Wherever there is spiritual discernment to look beyond and above the clamor of the emergency, God's idea is seen and demonstrated as the only reality. Then the emergency is discovered to be, not disaster and defeat, but the emerging of the idea "whose time has come," for the irresistible power of the Christ, Truth, and the impotence of error are realized. This enlightenment is indeed a new day, imbued with promise and fulfillment.

Many have learned to look into the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons for the spiritual idea needed to meet the demands of each succeeding hour, as one means provided in Christian Science. The truths of divine Science found therein, when lived and demonstrated, are "Christ's Christianity," which Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says "is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 271). The Lesson-Sermon is designated by her as being "undivorced from truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorized" (Christian Science Quarterly, Explanatory Note).

One learns to listen for God's message in His Word and to utilize that spiritual impartation with unshaken confidence and divine authority. Many times we have marveled at the coincidence of the statements in our Lesson-Sermon and the events of the week, not realizing perhaps that the discordant events are but the human resistance to the Word. When this is seen and Truth is applied, the resistance is destroyed. This brings us to see that there will never be a problem or an emergency the remedy for which is not already present in the power of the Word. All that is actually going on at any time is the design of God unfolding.

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"If a man keep my saying"
February 27, 1943

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