NEW views of law bearing on human relationships have claimed attention during recent years in many parts of the world. So conflicting are some of these aspects of law, however, that it is apparent that something more fundamental than human experiment is essential to a permanent adjudication of the subject.
During the latter part of the nineteenth century, in the United States of America, new concepts of freedom had swept away the old order, and a quickened sense of man's relation to man had established itself, preparing the way for the next forward step. The imperative call for that advancing step came when, in 1866, Christian Science was discovered.
Christian Science presents a new demand, one that requires implicit obedience to each of its decrees. No longer is the attention of the individual to be focused upon his obedience to the moral law as sufficient. His obedience must go beyond that. He must know spiritual reality, and learn the mandates of Spirit. His thinking must enter an unexplored territory, where his habits of thought will be challenged by his enlightened sense of the one perfect Mind.