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.
When looking at evil personalities, military tanks on a rampage, and missiles hitting civilian buildings, it may be hard to believe that evil is not a person, place or thing. But behind every evil act is an evil thought or motive that generates the outward picture of something bad. The enemy is the evil thought behind the evil act. When the evil thought is gone, the evil act and actor disappear.
Christian Science explains that the most effective way to rid the world of evil, is not to build it up as a formidable reality, but to tear it down with spiritual truth to its native nothingness. It needs to be stripped of power, prestige, and influence. And this is done through understanding God better.
By understanding God’s reality of omnipotent Love and omnipresent Truth, the claims of evil can be dismantled, neutralized, and rendered harmless. As Eddy wrote, “Nothing is real and eternal,–nothing is Spirit,–but God and His idea.” This reality, understood and demonstrated, leaves no room for evil to exist or operate. There is no better time than now to prove it!