The Liberating Law of God

Never before has the human mind so probed the multidimensional nature of the universe as it is now doing. Not only have men made epic journeys into space; they are searching within their hearts and minds for answers to the inner issues of living and working together on this planet. Considering the billions of variables that exist in human experience, the discovery of solutions seems a formidable if not an impossible task. It is clear that more than computational or social intelligence is needed.

Law is a basic concept in the social structure. It regulates the variables. Today, human law is being challenged, ignored, broken, and reviled in many lands. The legal, orderly channels for reforming that law are often disregarded. Racial pressures and student agitation often erupt because of impatience with or distrust of those orderly processes. Generalized, wholesale answers are obviously hard to come by. Shortcuts are not only difficult to find but, most times, do not succeed. Social evolution has to be worked out step by step; it has to take into account the spiritual progress of human consciousness. Mere manipulation of exterior conditions is unrealistic. The spiritual and moral values determine all human progress.

Christian Science not only declares traditional truths of God and His creation. It also reveals new truths of Mind and man, fresh discoveries in the field of metaphysics. One of its fundamental teachings is stated in these words by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress." Science and Health, p. 170 Through spiritually enlightened intellects the world is improved. Yes, such improvement springs from spiritualized individuals who utilize courage instead of fear, restraint instead of brutality, faith instead of frenzy. The fact that salvation is an individual demonstration is a teaching fundamental to Christian Science.

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Our Friend: The Law
June 5, 1971

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