There Is No Law of Death
by Herbert W. Eustace
Are you determined to live or are you consenting to death? Have you anything to say about it? Mrs. Eddy told Calvin Frye that his duty was to live and she proved it. Is not God forever saying, “make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth … wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye” ? (1 John 10: 30; 2 Ex. 18: 31-32)
Have you anything to say about whether you will get old or not? You know physicians of today are frankly saying that old age is a disease and has nothing to do with years and that it is just like any other disease. So age, increasing years, can no longer be held as harmful. Human belief finally had to make this admission because it had already, for some time past, established as a fact of this human mind that the body, due to replacing of its cells, is never over seven years old. Years mean experience and experience is always valuable and life-giving, never destructive.
Does hypnotism say that you feel that you are getting old? Remember then that the very mind that says you are getting old is the same mind that says your body is never more than seven years old. “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” (1 Jas. 3: 10-11)
The acceptance of old age is just the same, whether you say that somebody “over there” is getting old or some one “here” right at home. If you see trees, animals or anything as getting old, are you not accepting old age? Nothing can grow old. If you accept the suggestion that things are growing older and older in the sense of becoming infirm, then death must finally arrive. As the Christian Scientist you know that there is no law of death. Why then bow down to the suggestion of such a law? The only law of death there is, is the law of Life which is the law of death to everything unlike itself.