I AM NOT FOOLED BY EVIL, I RECOGNIZE IT ONLY TO DESTROY IT
For the evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:9
The sole value of evil is that it shows us the point of attack. The metaphysician attacks evil at its point of origin, which is the consciousness of the one experiencing it. We do no avoid it, we accept its evidence, for then we know to treat it. If we are unaware of it, then we cannot erase it. We know that God is omnipotent, and that evil has no power to confuse us except as we believe it has. It can be destroyed through scientific prayer, when we have perceived its presence within us. Each attempt of error to manifest is a call to prayer. It is the battle cry of treatment. It is our opportunity to prove that God is all, and nothing can stop us when we are thinking Godly terms. We, then, make specific denials and affirmations regarding its unique form, and soon it has been eliminated from our experience. This is the better way.
I believe that God is all there really is, and that each attempt of evil to manifest in my world today is merely a call to prayer. I deny all evil, and affirm all good. Error is a lie and has no truth in it. It has no basis, no plan and no constancy. God alone is true, perfect and complete. I now destroy all negative thinking out of my consciousness through this word of Truth. I live in a world of good, and all is well. God is where I am at every instant of this day, and I know that and rejoice in this. The Peace of God is upon me. The Love of God surrounds me. The Joy of the Lord wells up within me. I live, move and have my being in a perfect Mind and a perfect Presence, and all else is as nothing.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker