God's Beneficent Law

On page 381 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is the lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes." Christian Science makes plain the fact that God's law is and must at all times and in all its operations be the law of wisdom, because God, who sustains the law, is unchanging Principle, divine Mind. Likewise, because God is Love, His law is always the law of kindness. Consequently, divine law can operate in no other way than to promote the true well-being of God's creation. It is the law of peace, of health, of happiness, of prosperity, of joy and freedom to all.

Could a law proceed from, and be sustained by, nonintelligent matter, it would inevitably operate in a blind, foolish, and cruel way. Just so, the false law of matter seems to operate in human affairs. It is supposed to have the power suddenly to incapacitate a useful individual impelled by the noblest of motives, and thus to deprive the community, the state, or the nation of his labors when they are most needed. In like manner, this law is deemed able to separate, with ruthless cruelty, the loving mother from her children, who need the tender care that only a mother can give.

"Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious"
December 30, 1922

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