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If the laws of God cannot stand, He is not the supreme lawgiver. If His standard varies, then nothing is immutable. We cannot know Him. He is, at best, the Great Unknowable. If any other power exists than His, then there are other veritable gods. We may as well acknowledge the Olympians or the swarming millions of Hindu deities. Assuming, however, that God is the sole lawgiver, and that, while the laws of God are forever immutable, the so-called material laws are no laws of God, therefore no laws at all, therefore unreal,—a mortal misapprehension of the immutable, spiritual law of God,—we do not have to take the impossible position that Supreme Wisdom annuls its own decrees, and that such annulment results in good; nor, on the other hand, that decrees involving consequences which all men deplore, and which ultimate in death, are the immutable decrees of infinite Love.

We can take and hold the position that God is the supreme lawgiver, His laws are immutable, and that their immutability is clearly revealed in the works of Jesus and his disciples,—works which proved the unreality of all those so-called laws which result in sin and misery, by bringing to light the immutable law of God which destroys sin and misery,—"the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus," which makes free "from the law of sin and death."


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April 21, 1906

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