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"WITHHOLD NOT THE REBUKE"
Christ Jesus met without fear every phase of evil that was presented to him, whether it came as sin, disease, or death. In each case that he undertook to heal there was no doubt in his thought as to whether he could or could not heal it. With utter and complete confidence in God and His Christ as All, the only real force or power, he destroyed every aspect of the belief in a power other than that of God, good.
At times we find that the Master immediately rebuked the erroneous claim presented to him, and the rebuke was enough to meet the problem, as in the instance when he rebuked the wind and it ceased. In the case of the epileptic boy whom he was called upon to heal, it is written that "Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour" (Matt. 17:18). Again, at the bed of Simon's wife's mother, as recorded in Luke (4:39), he "rebuked the fever; and it left her."
As Christian Scientists we too shall cherish and make good use of our God-given right to rebuke evil. Was not Jesus the Way-shower? How wonderful to know that we need never respect or honor that which is not good. Mary Baker Eddy, who bids us follow her only so far as she follows Christ, writes in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 452), "When error confronts you, withhold not the rebuke or the explanation which destroys error."
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MAN'S TRUE BEING IS FREEDOM
RICHARD J. DAVIS
THE IMPORTANT WORK OF LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION
AUDREY S. HILLIKER
L. CECIL STUDDERT KENNEDY
"WITHHOLD NOT THE REBUKE"
MAXINE LE PELLEY
Gw'en M. Castle
OMNIPOTENT LOVE IS EVER WILLING
VERNON H. BLAIR
"THE FRIEND OF GOD"
VIOLETTE M. LEE
A BROADER CONCEPT OF BUSINESS
JOHN R. RUTHERFORD
Helen Wood Bauman
HOW PAIN IS STILLED
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Renira B. Nicholls
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Muriel F. Anderson
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