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NO LAW OF MATTER
To be true law, a law must be unbreakable, a constant force which nothing on earth or in heaven can swerve from its mode of action. Mankind in general accepts certain phenomena as laws of matter, such as gravitation and physical power. It also accepts laws of birth, growth, and death as facts, and it even acquiesces in laws of disease, which it sees developing ruthlessly in the human body.
Christian Science denies the theory that there are actual, unconscious laws of matter on the basis that God is the only lawmaker and that His laws are not inherent in matter. God's laws are conscious forces of Spirit, which are invariably good in action. Liberation from the tyranny of so-called laws of matter comes to those who realize that these laws are mortal beliefs evoked by the human mind and that beliefs can be changed or abandoned. When material beliefs are replaced by spiritual truths, they cease to produce harmful effects on the body; they become inoperative, and the action of spiritual laws is demonstrated.
Mary Baker Eddy says in "The People's Idea of God" (p. 11), "Mortals, alias mortal minds, make the laws that govern their bodies, as directly as men pass legislative acts and enact penal codes; while the body, obedient to the legislation of mind, but ignorant of the law of belief, calls its own enactments 'laws of matter.' "
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THE ACTIVITY THAT BRINGS ABUNDANCE
"AWAKE, PUT ON STRENGTH"
PEGGY LOIS FRENCH
Jennie Baird Schooley
THE GLORY OF HIS PRESENCE
CONTROLLING THE FLOODS OF ERROR
LINDEN E. JONES
THE PRACTICAL POSSIBILITIES OF LOVE
LELA STRONG PREECE
"THE FATHER HATH NOT LEFT ME ALONE"
Mary Mortley Hays
THE CHRISTLIKE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
PAT PHILIP ADKINS
DORA S. FETZER
GOD'S HEALING MESSAGE
A CHILD'S GRACE
Marion Alice Bowers
NO LAW OF MATTER
Helen Wood Bauman
IT IS TIME TO AWAKE
John J. Selover
Mary Baker Eddy says in the...
Willie J. Bell with contributions from Edward Ted Doner
Until a few years ago I tried to...
Lillian A. Brice
There are no words adequate to...
Ruth Rehmus with contributions from Francis E. Rehmus
It has been said that "man's...
It is indeed cause for gratitude to...
Iva Covington Porter
My gratitude to God for Christian Science...
For over thirty-five years Christian Science...
Mary H. Benson
I have always received so much...
Helen U. Purves with contributions from Forrest L. Purves