Unity of Law

The requirement of today is a fuller recognition of the unity, the completeness or spherical nature of the Christian Science movement; the fact that each activity of the movement has an equal importance with every other activity in relation to the whole. This completeness is to be found wherever divine Principle operates. It appears in the first chapter of Genesis, in the record of the creation or unfoldment of Truth's ideas. It is seen in the ten commandments delivered to Moses on Sinai, and is just as complete and binding today as when revealed to the seer, for each commandment, from the first that declares God's allness and oneness, is found to be the complement of the one preceding it and of all the others.

We see that the keeping of one commandment involves the keeping of all; and conversely, to break one commandment is to violate all. The Bible says: "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." If it is incumbent upon us to keep the commandment "Thoushalt not commit adultery," it is obligatory to keep the commandment "Thou shalt not steal;" and if we must not steal, neither may we violate the commandment "Thou shalt not kill," and so on right through the decalogue.

Verity of Being
November 20, 1915

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