"Where no fear was"

The Psalmist remarks of the workers of iniquity, "There were they in great fear, where no fear was." Ps. 53:5; Ferrar Fenton translates: "So they tremble where no fear exists." Christian Science offers effective remedy for fear, a great enemy of mankind.

How could fear have real existence when God is All-in-all? Men fear because of false belief in a power or a law other than that of God, good. The understanding of God as Love wipes out all phases of fear, from that of speaking in public to fear of being destroyed by an atomic bomb. Christian Science teaches that because of the infinitude of divine Love which fills all space and leaves no room for fear, we need not be afraid.

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writers, "Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, 'Be not afraid!'" Science and Health, p. 410; This advice can be applied effectively to every human problem. But it takes effort and the daily living of God's qualities to correct the diabolical suggestions of worry so as to learn one's power over them. As Spirit becomes more real, matter and its claims of misery that invade consciousness become less real. One feels the moral strength that comes from resisting the false arguments of the carnal mind. And one revels in the dominion of entertaining the attributes and spiritual ideas of Mind.

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Out of the Wilderness
December 2, 1967

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