What to Do About a Crisis

We can cope with a crisis if we understand the elements of conflict involved, and if we apply to these elements the power of God.

Every Christian Science healing proves that this can be done successfully. It proves that anyone who sincerely acknowledges the reality of Spirit and the unreality of matter, as taught in Christian Science, can apply God's power.

When there was a conflict between Ahab and Elijah, Elijah knew exactly what to do. He saw that the conflict was not political but that its opposing elements were materialism versus spirituality. He challenged the prophets of Baal to prepare a sacrifice, and he said to them (I Kings 18:24), "Call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God." Although Elijah was in the minority, four hundred and fifty to one, the materialism of Baal produced nothing. But Elijah's prayer to God brought fire.

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