Association Addresses of Josiah C. Merriman Vol. VI are:
1968 “Natural Law”
In this transcript, he writes: “Science and Health tells us, “Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection.” (S&H 301:5-6) Reflection is the full manifestation of Mind. We need to know that reflection is possession. In the words of Mrs. Eddy, “Man is God’s image and likeness; whatever is possible to God, is possible to man as God’s reflection.” (Mis. 183:12-14) Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” Our Leader tells us, “Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love. If you maintain this position, who or what can cause you to sin or suffer?” (Pul. 3:6-11)”
He also writes, “Our over-all subject today is Natural Law. What is Natural Law? In Science, we learn that the divine law is the natural law of God governing man. Mrs. Eddy says, “Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature.” (S&H 240:1-2) She adds, “You are a law unto yourself.” (S&H 385:23 only)
Law is always Principle in operation and Principle is that which is. Your discovery of Christian Science was your unfolding to the point where you had to acknowledge and realize that which is, and in this discovery, you saw that that which is, spontaneously destroys that which is not. Mrs. Eddy found, in presenting Christian Science to the world as the law of God, that she had to show that which is not the law of God, which she named animal magnetism. The fact that you are here today, is because of the natural law of God. You are governed by the natural Law of God.