God's Unchanging Law

God's laws are unchanging and unchangeable. They can never be repealed, never abrogated. Man, created in God's image and likeness, is subject only to the laws of God. He can never escape from the operation of those laws. God being everywhere present, His laws are likewise everywhere present and always operative. "Whither shall I flee from thy presence?" questions the Psalmist in the beautiful one hundred and thirty-ninth Psalm; and then he immediately declares God's ever-presence: "If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."

But what of the discords of mortal existence, such as sickness, accident, death? Mary Baker Eddy answers this question succinctly in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 253), where she writes: "Do not believe in any supposed necessity for sin, disease, or death, knowing (as you ought to know) that God never requires obedience to a so-called material law, for no such law exists. The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh."

God Does Guide
October 19, 1935

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