I am not sure who first said these famous words: “World affairs reflect church affairs.” This means, that it is not the world affairs (man’s government of mortal laws) effecting material churches (material organizations) or even the divine Church (that which “rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle”), and this is an important point to remember.
“Church. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
“The Church is that institution [which can be a textbook], which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.” (S&H 583:12-19; [My interpolation.])
“Question. — Is there more than one God or Principle [government]?
“Answer. — There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe. Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all. Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence. The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle. (S&H 465:16-466:6; [My interpolation.])