1D: The Relationship of Law and Grace

"Grace is God's love in action, and since God is love and God is law, then the law is love and love is the law" (Leddy and Randolph Schmelig Steps in Self-Knowledge 80).

"Grace is the fulfillment of the law" (See p. xv).

"Grace is the name given to the aspect of divine law which does not deal in "even exchanging," but in the increase of good through greater giving" (Metaphysics Tan Book/The Divine Paradox).

"We do not hold ourselves as bond servants of the law, but as recipients of the grace of God, as sons of the Most High" (Keep a True Lent 169).

"The plane of activity for life and strength at a certain stage of man's development is the physical, material plane. During this stage God in His grace grants to man, when his motive is pure, a degree of immunity from the effects of his ignorant transgression of the divine law" (Mysteries of Genesis 138).

"By the grace of God, a criminal is still loved by God and can find forgiveness and ultimate rehabilitation through an activity of love that transcends law" (Eric Butterworth Celebrate Yourself 128).

"Grace explains the inadequacy of the idea of 'karma,' the endless cycle of cause and effect. It is true that 'as you sow so do you reap.' Yet, God's desire to express completely through you and as you is so great that you never completely reap the harvest of error, and you always reap more good than you sow. This is grace" (Eric Butterworth Celebrate Yourself 127).

"Grace is attunement with law in its perfect working" (Leddy and Randolph Schmelig Steps in Self-Knowledge 89).

There is no such thing as a perfectly linear law of cause and effect. Grace doesn't deal in even exchange but in the increase of good; therefore, we never quite reap the harvest of our error thought or action, and we always reap more good than the positive we express.