The Healing Law of God

The student of Christian Science almost from the moment he begins to read the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is arrested by the persistence with which Mrs. Eddy keeps the facts of the allness and perfection of God before the attention. From first to last of her book God is declared to be omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, the only real power, presence, and intelligence, the creator of the spiritual universe, including individual man. And time and again it is stated therein that God's law—divine law—is perpetually governing that universe in unbroken, undisturbed harmony.

Christian Science, then, declares the allness and perfection of God and that God's law never for an instant ceases to govern man harmoniously; and this it does in spite of all that the so-called material senses may say to the contrary. These senses appear to be arguing incessantly for the reality of inharmony—disease, sin, suffering, lack; seem to be continually testifying to matter as real; and human reason, accepting their testimony, is as continuously endeavoring to convince mankind of the reality and activity of what it calls material law. Thus it comes about that, until men gain some understanding of God and divine law through Christian Science, they remain firm believers that to a great extent they are subject to matter and so-called material law, and because of this are liable to the woes incidental to mortal existence.

As soon as one perceives the truth of God's allness, and that spiritual law is the only real law active in the government of creation, he becomes aware that he can no longer accept as true the evidence of the material senses, which is accepted as true by spiritually unenlightened human reason, and that he must reject that evidence if he is to be saved from human suffering. Whenever he reaches this point he begins to be able in a measure to do God's will, and to heal disease and sin in accordance with the law of God; for to spiritualized thought spiritual law alone is active. He has in some degree approximated the understanding of Christ Jesus, of whom Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 168): "He did the will of the Father. He healed sickness in defiance of what is called material law, but in accordance with God's law, the law of Mind."

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"As the twig is bent"
June 8, 1929

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