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570:1 The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of 3Apathy to occultismsome sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be 6shocked into another extreme mortal mood, — into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.
Revelation xii. 15, 16. And the serpent cast out of his 9mouth water as a flood, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and 12swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for 15Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are wait‐Receptive heartsing and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, 18and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again 21sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing 24you impart will give thanks. The waters will be paci‐fied, and Christ will command the wave.
When God heals the sick or the sinning, they should 27know the great benefit which Mind has wrought. They Hidden ways of iniquityshould also know the great delusion of mor‐tal mind, when it makes them sick or sinful. 30Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are 571 571:1not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil’s hidden mental ways of accomplishing 3iniquity.
Why this backwardness, since exposure is necessary to ensure the avoidance of the evil? Because people like 6Christly warningyou better when you tell them their virtues than when you tell them their vices. It re‐quires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his 9faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefiting our race. Who is telling mankind of the foe in ambush? Is the informer one who sees the 12foe? If so, listen and be wise. Escape from evil, and designate those as unfaithful stewards who have seen the danger and yet have given no warning.