A Christly defense against evil

Today it appears that the very essence of democracy is under siege around the globe, and the high moral standards needed to support it are being threatened. The moral qualities of honesty, fair dealing, and integrity are being challenged by the encroachment of pseudo values that appear attractive and in vogue, but which undermine the very freedom democracy promises. 

It seems the time has come to take a stand against all that would undermine the moral values that are necessary to ensure real progress for individuals and society. The uprisings and demonstrations by citizens against oligarchies and unjust laws certainly speak to a growing courage to take that stand. Undeniably, a strong defense against the claims of evil is much needed. Yet, at the same time, it is evident that the traditional call to arms—the building up of military might—is not the final answer to the longing for peace, for what is right and good for all. 

We might wonder, What is required to defend against the invasion of evil and to secure lasting freedom? The only viable answer is spiritual warfare—with the power of God’s omnipotent goodness as its weapon—to defeat evil at its inception in human consciousness. This requires a heartfelt mental argument for the supremacy of good. This is the invincible might we learn of in the Bible and in the teachings of Christian Science. 

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