JULY 29, 2015
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:
27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
3:5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
26:2 … the curse causeless shall not come.
9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
34:11 … thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
9:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 … Jesus … rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him:
:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few:
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto 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:
18 … He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
1:7 For 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
Christian scientific practice begins with Christ’s keynote of harmony, “Be not afraid!”
Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients.
SH 197:16 (only)
We should master fear, instead of cultivating it.
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. God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God.
The foundation of evil is laid on a belief in something besides God. This belief tends to support two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real, when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in the superiority of error.
God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good. Therefore evil, being contrary to good, is unreal, and cannot be the product of God.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” but the Scriptures also declare, through the exalted thought of John, that “perfect Love casteth out fear.”
The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, — the path which leads to the house built without hands “eternal in the heavens.” Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom.
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.
Error is false, mortal belief; it is illusion, without spiritual identity or foundation, and it has no real existence.
SH 472:18-19 (to 2nd .)
Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which seemeth to be and is not.
SH 563:7 why (only)
… why should we stand aghast at nothingness?
Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God.
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.
Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
It is mental quackery to make disease a reality — to hold it as something seen and felt — and then to attempt its cure through Mind.
You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter. Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life. It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.
When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone.
Because Truth is infinite, error should be known as nothing. Because Truth is omnipotent in goodness, error, Truth’s opposite, has no might. Evil is but the
counterpoise of nothingness. The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right.
SH 454:11 That
That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.
Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form
you anew. You will never fear again except to offend God, and you will never believe that heart or any portion of the body can destroy you.
Resist evil — error of every sort — and it will flee from you.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me;
Edwin V. Greenleaf
Christian Science Sentinel
January 29, 1944
Mrs. Eddy shows throughout her writings on Christian Science the importance of handling fear if we would overcome disease. In her book “Retrospection and Introspection” (p. 61) she sets forth a perfect treatment for the handling of every phase of fear, thus enabling us to overcome the argument of disease. She says: “Science saith to fear, ‘You are the cause of all sickness; but you are a self-constituted falsity,—you are darkness, nothingness. You are without ‘hope, and without God in the world.’ You do not exist, and have no right to exist, for ‘perfect Love casteth out fear.’'”
Christian Science demonstrates that the destruction of fear in the thought of the patient results in the healing of both functional and organic disease. He, therefore, who would apply and prove the rules of Christian Science in the healing of disease must begin his work by handling thoroughly the belief of fear. As one affirms Mrs. Eddy’s statement that fear does not exist, one becomes more and more convinced of its truth, because he realizes that, since God is All-in-all, that which does not exist in God has no actual existence; that because there is nothing besides God, fear cannot exist aside from or outside of Him; that fear, being without cause, is also without effect; being without a creator, it has no source or origin in which to originate or from which to emanate, and, being without mind to think it, it therefore never was thought. Recognizing fear to be nonexistent, the Christian Scientist knows that it does not abide in time, place, or space, and that it is never a part of the real man’s consciousness.
By Herbert Bucher
Christian Science Sentinel, September 25, 1954
A student of Christian Science was faced with the necessity of overcoming the fear of drowning. He was visiting a beach noted for its strong undertow. Not being aware of this, or that the tide was ebbing, he swam away from shore and was rapidly swept out to sea. To mortal sense he was in a serious predicament. He quickly rejected the suggestion that he would drown, and remembered and accepted his safety and dominion as a son of God.
Immediately that which threatened to become a disastrous flurry of fear abated, and he was able to turn and stroke for the shore, confident that his trust in Love’s sustaining presence would deliver him from the waves. Strength replaced momentary weakness, and he made headway. In a comparatively short time his feet came to rest on a sand bar leading inshore, nearly a mile from where he had taken to the water.
As this student waded ashore his heart overflowed with gratitude, and he audibly thanked God for Christian Science and for Mrs. Eddy, who freely gave this comforting truth to mankind.”