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God’s love and law cast out evil

From the May 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As a young adult, I became fascinated with evil—not with any desire to have it or practice it, but with a strong desire to end it. My effort to find solutions led me on a journey of studying anthropology, sociology, and psychology. But all these disciplines led me to the same place—to the belief that evil is part of human nature, and while we can work to mitigate it, it will never truly end. I couldn’t accept this line of reasoning, but at the same time, world events did seem to line up with what these studies proclaimed.

The only study I found that taught that evil can be overcome was Christian Science. Christian Science is based on the teachings of Christ Jesus, who did not simply lessen, but actually destroyed, the evils that confronted him. The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick” (p. 494). In the same book she also says: “The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all. Evil is a suppositional lie” (p. 103).

The way to stop evil is to see its nothingness.

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