Spiritual Militancy

At the present time in human society militancy generally implies radical demands, often leading to warlike riots and disruption of the social order. Spiritual militancy, on the other hand, derives its power and strength from God, and can silence with positive and forthright action the evils mortals experience. To be an effective militant, one should be spiritually radical, protesting with divine authority the cruelties imposed on world thought by the carnal mind.

Paul, a stalwart militant of his day, recognized what is needed, for he counseled the early Christians in this manner: "Put on the whole armour of God.... Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness." Eph. 6:11, 14; Good or godly thoughts, then, might be considered the spiritual militant's armor. Mrs. Eddy puts it this way: "Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210;

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August 22, 1970

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