(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

HOW STRIFE MAY BE STILLED
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HOW STRIFE MAY BE STILLED



oston Globe, December, 1904]

   Follow that which is good.
   A Japanese may believe in a heaven for him who dies
in defence of his country, but the steadying, elevating
power of civilization destroys such illusions and should
overcome evil with good.
   Nothing is gained by fighting, but much is lost.
   Peace is the promise and reward of rightness.  Governments
have no right to engraft into civilization the
burlesque of uncivil economics.  War is in itself an evil,
barbarous, devilish.  Victory in error is defeat in Truth.
War is not in the domain of good; war weakens power
and must finally fall, pierced by its own sword.
   The Principle of all power is God, and God is Love.
Whatever brings into human thought or action an element

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opposed to Love, is never requisite, never a necessity,
and is not sanctioned by the law of God, the law
of Love.  The Founder of Christianity said: "My
peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give
I unto you."
   Christian Science reinforces Christ's sayings and doings.
The Principle of Christian Science demonstrates peace.
Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in
all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the
Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.
The First Commandment in the Hebrew Decalogue -
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me" - obeyed,
is sufficient to still all strife.  God is the divine Mind.
Hence the sequence:  Had all peoples one Mind, peace
would reign.
   God is Father, infinite, and this great truth, when
understood in its divine metaphysics, will establish the
brotherhood of man, end wars, and demonstrate "on
earth peace, good will toward men."


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