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This is the law of Truth to error, “Thou shalt surely 3die.” This law is a divine energy. Mortals cannot prevent the fulfilment of this law; it covers all sin and its effects. God is All, and by virtue of this nature and 6allness He is cognizant only of good. Like a legislative bill that governs millions of mortals whom the legislators know not, the universal law of God has no knowledge 9of evil, and enters unconsciously the human heart and governs it.

    Mortals have only to submit to the law of God, come 12into sympathy with it, and to let His will be done. This unbroken motion of the law of divine Love gives, to the weary and heavy-laden, rest. But who is willing to do 15His will or to let it be done? Mortals obey their own wills, and so disobey the divine order.

    All states and stages of human error are met and 18mastered by divine Truth’s negativing error in the way of God’s appointing. Those “whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth.” His rod brings to view His love, and inter21prets to mortals the gospel of healing. David said, “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word.” He who knows the end from the be209209:1ginning, attaches to sin due penalties as its antidotes and remedies.

3    Who art thou, vain mortal, that usurpest the prerogative of divine wisdom, and wouldst teach God not to punish sin? that wouldst shut the mouth of His prophets, 6and cry, “Peace, peace; when there is no peace,” — yea, that healest the wounds of my people slightly?

    The Principle of divine Science being Love, the divine 9rule of this Principle demonstrates Love, and proves that human belief fulfils the law of belief, and dies of its own physics. Metaphysics also demonstrates this Principle of 12cure when sin is self-destroyed. Short-sighted physics admits the so-called pains of matter that destroy its more dangerous pleasures.

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