MAY 30, 2018
46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was:
3:25 … the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
3:1 … Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush:
7 ¶ And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
4:1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.
2 And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
5 That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
14:5 ¶ And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 … and he pursued after the children of Israel:
9 … and overtook them encamping by the sea, …
10 … and they were sore afraid:
11 And they said unto Moses, … hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?
13 ¶ And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
6:8 … the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.
10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.
11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.
2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia;
20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground;
44 And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
28:2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one,…
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
41:10 ¶ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
21:9 …when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences;
25 ¶ and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
14:16 … I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: … He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1:7 God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Science & Health with Key to The Scriptures
By Mary Baker Eddy.
FEAR. Heat; inflammation; anxiety; ignorance; error; desire; caution.
Evil is a negation, because it is the absence of truth. It is nothing, because it is the absence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of God, the omnipotent and omnipresent. Every mortal must learn that there is neither power nor reality in evil.
Nothing is real and eternal, — nothing is Spirit, — but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.
Resist evil–error of every sort–and it will flee from you.
The Hebrew Lawgiver, slow of speech, despaired of making the people understand what should be revealed to him. When, led by wisdom to cast down his rod, he saw it become a serpent, Moses fled before it; but wisdom bade him come back and handle the serpent, and then Moses’ fear departed. In this incident was seen the actuality of Science. Matter was shown to be a belief only. The serpent, evil, under wisdom’s bidding, was destroyed through understanding divine Science, and this proof was a staff upon which to lean. The illusion of Moses lost its power to alarm him, when he discovered that what he apparently saw was really but a phase of mortal belief.
As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear,–as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy,–so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God.
Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless.
Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.
To fear and admit the power of disease, is to paralyze mental and scientific demonstration.
SH 406:19-20 (to 1st .), 20-25
Resist evil — error of every sort — and it will flee from you.
We can, and ultimately shall, so rise as to avail ourselves in every direction of the supremacy of Truth over error, Life over death, and good over evil, and this growth will go on until we arrive at the fulness of God’s idea, and no more fear that we shall be sick and die.
SH 392:3 (only), 5-8
Only while fear or sin remains can it bring forth death.
Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error.
To hold yourself superior to sickness and death is … in accordance with divine Science. To fear them is impossible, when you fully apprehend God and know that they are no part of His creation.
When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious–as Life eternally is–can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.
When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone.
Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness.
Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love. The Apostle John says: “There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casteth out fear. . . He that feareth is not made perfect in Love.” Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.
“The Fallacy of Fear”
By W. Stuart Booth
Christian Science Sentinel
September 17, 1960
“Christ Jesus proved that fear is a fallacy, a baseless falsehood”
Among the many disturbing and distressing thought conditions in the world perhaps fear is the most generally accepted and widespread. This is due to the educated belief that evil and matter, disease and death, are real and inevitable. … belief in evil is the same as fear of evil.
Paul, that intrepid and inspired disciple of the Christ, wrote to his friend Timothy, “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Tim. 1:7). Thus, Paul saw and gave assurance that fear is not a fact to disquiet us, but a fallacy to be faced joyously and confidently for what it is, namely a baseless lie.
Christian Science teaches us to deal with every human situation and every thought condition from the proven premise of God, divine Mind and Love, as the only cause and creator of all that is real and eternal. Then, since God, infinite Truth, “hath not given us the spirit of fear,” this spirit must be and is a fallacy.
Mrs. Eddy saw this clearly, and she proved it in her healing works.
In her book entitled “Retrospection and Introspection” she writes (p. 61), “Science saith to fear, ‘You are the cause of all sickness; but you are a self-constituted falsity,—you are darkness, nothingness.'” And she continues. ” ‘You do not exist, and have no right to exist, for “perfect Love casteth out fear.”
Christian Science teaches us to handle fear by finding it to be a nothing, an empty fallacy.
Therefore we can accept and apply God’s assuring and healing word, voiced by Isaiah (41:10): “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”