TO the faithful student of Christian Science the fact soon becomes evident that human suffering and misery are the result of belief in and submission to laws, so called, which are totally devoid of existence or reality, and which are therefore powerless. This illumination of thought includes the awakening to the allness and oneness of divine law, as well as to the deception under which the human race at large is laboring. And this truth realized breaks the fetters of fear, gives the Christian Scientist the power and courage to oppose, denounce, and annihilate the oppression of false authority.
In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 380), "Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error." And Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Free from what? From the fear of coming under false law—laws of matter, laws of the physical body, of disease, of sin, of decay and destruction.
The truth that destroys the illusion of evil law, thus setting men free, is the eternal verity, revealed through Christian Science, that God, good, is divine Principle, the origin of true law; and that, consequently, all law, with its power and authority, is included in the one divine Principle, omnipotent good. It follows that all real cause, law, power, is good, upholding and enforcing good only. Since God is the only lawmaker, evil cannot operate through law. As this is understood, all the pretensions of evil as power are seen as nothing, and it becomes apparent to the enlightened thinker that evil can have no true medium through which it can assert or establish itself. It has nothing by which it can enforce a result or effect, no agent through which to exercise power or control. Thus it is seen that evil, in whatever form it claims to exist, is to be dealt with as false belief.
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