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From the February 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In times like the present, when the entire world is deeply concerned over the protection of moral rights and the security of human freedom, peace, and progress, it is well to turn to the Bible and note the sound and demonstrable teachings of Christ Jesus. In one brief statement Jesus set forth the rule by which one may gain victory over and survive every" human ill, however aggressive, powerful, or real it may seem to be. He said assuringly. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." This profound fact is being proved the world over by students of Christian Science, who, through their devoted study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, are gaining an ever clearer understanding of the truth about existence as it really is. They are coming really to know and understand God, and they are daily demonstrating dominion, protection, and security.

The perplexing condition of world affairs may provoke one to stop and ponder such questions as these: Why am I here? Why is it necessary for one to be militant? Why are world conditions as they seem to be? The Bible and the teachings of Christian Science clearly and completely answer all such questions. From the mortal or human point of view, Jesus suffered many trying experiences in his earnest endeavor to promote better relations among men. He was militant with regard to evil that he might prove dominion over erring human will, which would destroy righteousness, liberty, and love among brethren. Speaking of all generations, and their intellectual and spiritual advancement and welfare, he said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Could there be a better reason for our existence, and for. our present warfare against evil? Surely, we should welcome an opportunity to take part in proving the power of God, good, over evil. A world upheaval can be made a purifying process. Satan is brought out into the open only to be destroyed.

The alert individual who bravely works with God on the side of righteousness can utilize the impregnable armor of divine Life, Truth, and Love, and achieve the glorious reward of peace, joy, health, and prosperity. It is good to know that through right desire, right thinking, and right acting we can maintain our sure defense against sin, disease, and destruction.