To Heal – First Cast Out Fear

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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;
56:1 Be merciful unto me, O God:
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.


3:25 … the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.


31:8 … the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.


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.


50:10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.
34:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
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.


3:7 … Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: …
8 … a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
10 For he had healed many; And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
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.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 … and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
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 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he 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: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.


14:22 ¶ And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?


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:
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
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.


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.


SH 460:14-18
Sickness is neither imaginary nor unreal, — that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being.

S&H 410:29-30
Christian scientific practice begins with Christ’s keynote of harmony, “Be not afraid!”

SH 391:31-2
Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.

S&H 368:31-32
When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone.

S&H 493:17
Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.

SH 411:21
Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.

SH 411:27-28, 31-1
Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients.
If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed.

SH 392:4
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.

SH 71:1-4
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.

SH 186:11-16
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.

SH 469:13-17 The, 20
The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind — called devil or evil — is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality.
We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.

SH 466:13
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited. Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to understand.

SH 113:9-11, 16-19
The fundamental propositions of divine metaphysics are summarized in the four following, to me, self-evident propositions.
1. God is All-in-all.
2. God is good. Good is Mind.
3. God, Spirit, being all, nothing is matter.
4. Life, God, omnipotent good, deny death, evil, sin, disease.

SH 495:14
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.

SH 410:14
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.

SH 494:30-3
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. Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago.

S&H 406:19
Resist evil–error of every sort–and it will flee from you.

S&H 578:10-11
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me;


“From Fear to Freedom”
By Robert Ellis Key
September 24, 1949

A lesson that must be learned by every student of Christian Science is to meet and master his problems where he is and not to run away from them. Fear would sometimes argue otherwise. Sin and disease can often be analyzed in terms of fear, and it is the leading and governing fear, and not a physical condition, which must primarily be dealt with. Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.”

Sometimes one hears the remark, “I do not know enough to work out my problem.” Such an attitude of mind invites defeat. It is not the amount, which we know of Christian Science that is the important thing; it is the amount, which we are using of what we know that really matters.

Students should take what they know of Science and daily and diligently grow in grace. They should practice the Golden Rule and overcome their latent and leading fears through the spiritual understanding of the power, purity, and assurance of divine Love. In so doing they will enter the Christ-path, “the way,” as our Master called it. On this way they will find the fruits of healing and the flowers of fellowship.

“Freedom from Fear”
By Patricia Haynie
May 29, 1954

“Are we allowing fear to hold us in bondage to error of any kind? We read in the Bible (II Tim. 1:7), ‘God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.’ Therefore fear is no part of God’s creation. God has given man dominion, for God is Mind and man reflects this Mind. Whatever comes to us that is not good has not come from God. We may know that it has no real existence or power because God is omnipotent, the only power. The more we allow fear to occupy our thought, the more real seems the problem to be overcome; but as we understand that there is in reality no need to fear, the way opens for the unfoldment of harmony in our experience.”

“Why Stand Aghast at Nothingness”
By Isaac Everett Martin
September 28, 1935

The Christian Science definition of the unreality of error is based upon no less sound an authority than that of the Bible, in which it is declared that “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” Again, we read, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Then whence did sickness, sin, and poverty, lack of health and lack of abundant good, originate? And where may these ills now be found, except among the illusions of erring mortal belief?

“Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” The implication is clear, and the conclusion reasonable and logical, that the creative source of all good is not likewise the source of anything contrary to good.

Health is a condition of divine Mind, and includes untiring strength, perfect functioning, and all right activity. Health, then, is a spiritual fact, an eternal and an invincible fact.

In this period of worldwide economic stress, it is refreshing and inspiring to turn squarely away from the illusions of unemployment, business stagnation, lack, and poverty to the contemplation of ever-present spiritual realities. The student of Science need feel no doubt or uneasiness with respect to the abiding presence of abundant good. God, Spirit, omnipotent Principle, prevails with changeless, beneficent reality. Regardless of the claims of false material sense, the operation of divine law, the law of infinite, available good, continues unconquerable and eternal.

“Disease Unreal”
By Duncan Sinclaer
May 24, 1924

… Mrs. Eddy made the discovery that disease is unreal. She was lying on what her friends thought would prove to be her deathbed, as the result of an accident which her physician had said would probably be fatal, when the truth flashed upon her that divine Mind alone is causative and every effect mental. With like rapidity she discerned that whatever was unlike perfect Mind was unreal,—and she was instantaneously healed. She had made the great discovery that evil in every form, including sickness or disease, is unreal.

After this healing Mrs. Eddy devoted herself to the study of the Bible, finding overwhelming proof therein of the power of God to destroy all unlike good. She perceived that the wonders wrought by Christ Jesus were the result of his knowledge of God; that every healing he accomplished was due to his understanding of the perfection of God’s being, and, consequently, that whatever seemed to be imperfect was no part of God’s creation, had no real existence, no reality.

… Christian Science maintains, since God is infinite good, evil must be unreal. It is impossible to conceive of infinite good containing within itself a trace of that which claims to be its very opposite. Hence Mrs. Eddy rightly held that Christian Science differs radically from every other system. In “Unity of Good” she writes: “What is the cardinal point of the difference in my metaphysical system? This: That by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the allness of God.”