A call to arms—enlist now!

The war none can escape is not a local or national or international military one but a struggle within thought. It is a contest with the malicious, sometimes attractively shaped illusions of material sense that would place the existence of God, good, in doubt.

Such insidious suggestions must be vigorously handled by alert spiritual thinkers. Through Christian Science we know and can confidently assert God's complete control of the spiritual universe, and can be assured it's in this spiritual universe that we, as God's ideas, really live.

In Science and Health we find Mrs. Eddy's clear warning to be alert: "The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires."Science and Health, p. 102; And elsewhere in the same book she writes, "Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad."ibid., p. 29;

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O sons! O daughters!
February 27, 1978

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