Law and Creation

Law implies order, and it has been well said that "order is Heaven's first law." It is inconceivable that man and the universe could have been created contrary to definite supreme law, or could be maintained without it. It must be accepted as a truism that the Maker of all is necessarily able and willing to take care of all His creation. To assert any other theory is to question the goodness and the omnipotence of the creator. Where, then, shall rest the responsibility for the discordant conditions attending human experience, unless we accept the statement of the Preacher, "God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions."

Mrs. Eddy defines God in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 465) as "incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." Each of these synonyms is complete within itself, yet it requires the complement of all the others to make each one of them fully understood. Students of Christian Science feel that the term "Principle" conveys a very satisfying idea of God's nature. Certainly it has a peculiarly profound meaning when considered in connection with the other synonyms for God given by Mrs. Eddy. For instance, the realization that Love and Principle are the same at once destroys any thought of Principle as being cold and abstract. The careful reader will note that our Leader does not say that God is a principle; instead, she defines Him as "Principle," the sole and only Principle or cause of all that exists.

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