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From the November 1895 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."—Rom. 8: 2.

The thought of our time is swayed and dominated by the idea of law. And by law we simply mean that under certain conditions, certain results will be brought about in a certain way. Law signifies, also, that nothing transpires without a cause, and that a given cause will always produce a given effect. Law means system and order, and the system and order of the whole Creation is maintained in the law of cause and effect.

A law then is a mode of action, and so it presupposes some force and activity. The law is not in any sense a force or potency, but only marks a definite order in which a potency will be manifested.

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