Christian Science healing is based upon divine law, God's law, which decrees the eternal omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniaction of good. This law is as absolute, unerring, and unchanging as its source, God, "with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning," as the Apostle James so perfectly and positively states it. In the presence of God's law, the evidence of the physical senses must disappear, does disappear naturally and necessarily.

Mary Baker Eddy, the author of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes (Pref., p. xi): "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation." This is the purpose of God's law: "to set at liberty them that are bruised," to establish freedom for all men, everywhere.

A law which is not or cannot be enforced is of no benefit to humanity. God's law carries within itself its own enforcement, and nothing can obstruct or retard its natural and effective operation—the fulfillment of good. "For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?" Down through the long corridors of time these words of the prophet Isaiah (14:27) come to us today. Fearlessly, triumphantly, and for all time he uncovered and denounced evil with all its vaunting boasts and pretenses to legality and power. "Thou," Lucifer, he called it (14:13–17), "hast said ... I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: ... I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, ... saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness; and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?"

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

November 26, 1949

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.