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From the February 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Perhaps at no other time in the history of our nation has the necessity for the building of Christian character been more important than it is today. Is it not true that something far greater than mere physical strength and material methods is needed to combat the forces of evil so rampant in the world?

Someone may ask. How can one believe in the old standards of right and wrong, when no force seems to count but that of armed strength? Those who love God, good, will answer. The old standards of right conduct are still the present standards, since God's laws never change.

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has written in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 28, 29): "There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage. Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad." Those who are students of Christian Science have learned how necessary it is to "take up arms against error," and that the weapons needed for this warfare are spiritually mental. Therefore they constantly strive to reflect God's qualities, to see the nothingness of evil, to rebuke its claim to power, and to realize the allness of God. Faith in God, good, together with obedience to the guidance of divine Mind, furnishes them with sure weapons against the suggestions of mortal mind, one such aggressive suggestion being that evil is as real as good, and that moral courage is of no avail.