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From the September 1957 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States the people are granted certain inalienable rights, such as freedom of speech and freedom to worship. These rights cannot be given away or disposed of even if one wished to do so.

We may well ask, "What are man's inalienable rights under the government of God?" God, Spirit—perfect, complete, and eternal—creates all that really is, and His creation must be eternally perfect and entire. Spiritual man, abiding in the universe of God, is forever under the control and government of Spirit. All law, harmony, order, and freedom, which are inherently ever present in God's universe, are man's inalienable rights. For Spirit's order, law, and harmony can never be relinquished, nor can God's holy purpose for His child ever be abrogated.

Sickness, sorrow, pain, and limitation would suggest man's separation from God, his ostracism from the kingdom of heaven, and would argue that he is, therefore, beyond the reach of the divine law of harmony, health, joy, and supply. But this alienation is an impossibility. Paul wrote (Rom. 8:38, 39), "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." This is a sweeping refutation of the illusive claim of evil's power to separate man from God's love and government.

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