Two (?) laws

Originally published in the August 15, 1890 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 8)

The total incompatibility existing between mortal-mind law (?) and Spirit-law is one of the cardinal teachings of Christian Science. One is founded upon a complete acknowledgement of the actual existence of matter and its power for good or bad; the other upon the bold statement that there is no matter in reality, it being the most flimsy "shadow of a shade," existing with its incidents only in a diseased mind led astray by distorted and unreliable senses.

Mortal man, as well as Man the reflection of God, is so much a law unto himself, that he is governed only by the law he recognizes. Although obedience in each case may be from totally different motives,—fear born of worldly policy in the one, and understanding, the child of love, in the other,—yet, after all, it is simply a question of "whom will ye select to govern." "Know ye not that, to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether to sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Romans 6—16.)

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