Without Variableness

The Apostle James in beautiful words assures us, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." Christian Science reveals that because God is All-in-all, the only creator, unchanging and harmonious, the real man and the real universe are likewise unchangeable. That which fluctuates, manifesting plenty today and want tomorrow, health at one time and sickness at another, is not in accord with the truth of being. These mutations go on in mortal belief only, and never touch reality. Hence, we rise above them as we understand the truth of being. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

The statement that with God "is no variableness, neither shadow of turning," has far-reaching implications. Because God is unchanging, His relationship to man, His laws governing man, and His provisions for man's sustenance and well-being are unchanging. If therefore Christ Jesus, through his understanding of God, healed the sick, fed the multitude, and raised the dead, the same spiritual law will do so now, when rightly applied, according to his promise, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 135 ), "The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law."

Scientific Practice
March 2, 1940

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