Our Inheritance

Is there a law of heredity? Emphatically our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 178), "Heredity is not a law." She adds, "In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism."

Instead of being a law, then, heredity is merely a belief, a conjectural and speculative theory that is based on the false testimony of the material senses. It is a mythical law that never really existed or operated anywhere, upon anybody. This suppositional law is mortal mind's counterfeit or imitation of the real, spiritual law of inheritance or reflection, the divine law which is based upon the truth that God is our Father-Mother and man is His spiritual offspring. This law proceeds from unfailing divine Principle and is certain and inevitable; furthermore, it rebukes and destroys the seeming activity of its counterfeit. Paul declared, "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

Turning to God
October 24, 1942

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