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It should be thoroughly understood

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In this week’s Bible lesson, Jesus warns, “Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool [the Greek word ‘moron’], shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matt. 5:22). Even so, Jesus was not afraid to use the plural of “moron” in his publicly upbraiding the Pharisees (“Ye fools and blind” — Matt. 23), a fact which emphasizes the importance of exposing foolishness and evil – in the correct way – in order that error may be obliterated.

But I am helping error out when, in the name of uncovering evil, I continually think about, speak about, or personalize evil in such a way that it actually gets stronger. Error is always asserting that it is a mighty fortress when it is nothing but a house of cards. But before little David cleared things up, multitudes in Israel’s army actually propped up the illusion of Goliath’s evil by continually focusing upon how evil he was.

Similarly, repeating the mesmeric claim of “Who can fight against the dragon? Who can make war against him?” is not only mesmerism, it is malpractice that only intensifies and deepens the world’s mesmeric dream-state, like a blundering physician administering a sedative to a patient who is already in a coma. Mrs. Eddy tells me, in so many ways, that my assignment is to awaken the world from its “cataleptic nightmare” (SH). In any given moment, I am either contributing to that catatonic spell or helping to break it.

Saul of Tarsus, the Goliath who persecuted the early church with such violent, misguided zealotry for God, would have continued to do so had not certain watchers prayed for him according to Christ’s instructions in the Sermon on the Mount. It was as a result of Christians praying for their enemies, understanding “that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love,” that Saul of Tarsus experienced a great epiphany and not only stopped terrorizing Christians, not only became a Christian convert, but became one of the greatest Christian leaders and teachers of all time! As shown below, this can happen today to any (and to many!) so-called terrorists and their leaders threatening the world today!

Every one of us now has the responsibility to pray for all the members of the so-called “Islamic State,” and for the 10 – 25% of the Islamic world that has embraced terror as a means of evangelizing the whole world into a spurious “oneness.”

Below are just a few of the Saul-of-Tarsus-like conversions from Islam to Christianity that are occurring today — through supersensible sightings, dreams, visions, epiphanies — even in lands where missionaries and Bibles are forbidden! Let these testimonials move and encourage us to be far more untiring in our commitment to claim “Thy kingdom come” than the jihadists are in their prayers for world domination!