Perpetual Harmony

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, the divinely inspired Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, gives us this helpful instruction on page 381 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony,—God's law." One definition of "harmony" is "concord, peace, friendship." God is omnipotent, all-power; so there is no other power that can change His laws, or interfere with their universal, unceasing operation. Therefore, all that really exists, expresses unceasing harmony, concord, peace.

Since God is the only Mind, He is the only Lawmaker; and He being infinite Spirit, His laws are spiritual. This eliminates every so-called material law, as utterly devoid of reality. So, as we learn in Christian Science, the supposed material laws of sin, disease, sorrow, pain, suffering, accident, death, are not laws, for there is no peace, concord, or harmony in any of them. They are just false beliefs, utterly unreal and powerless. Unfortunately, many seem unwilling to accept the teachings of Christian Science and hold to the false belief that material laws govern man and the universe. But, our acceptance of the great truth of being, that everything in God's creation is governed by "the rule of perpetual harmony,—God's law," is our protection against the false belief that there is an evil power to injure, hurt, harm, make sick, or destroy. Science and Health declares (ibid., p. 228): "There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God." It thus becomes self-evident that to acknowledge power in material laws, in matter—in aught apart from God—is to dishonor God.

September 10, 1938

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