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Life's Eternality

From the October 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Perhaps no one subject presents so much interest to mankind as that of everlasting life. One of the great blessings that has come to us through the revelation of Christian Science is the knowledge and certainty that Life, being God, is eternal, and that man is ever the full, complete, and perfect expression of eternal Life.

What joy and peace are ours when we glimpse, even though faintly, the glory and wonder of this verity! And when the blessed truth of man's coexistence with Life dawns on our consciousness, how truly are the words of Isaiah fulfilled, "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."Isa. 9:2; The great fear that ever besets mortal existence, the fear of death, can and must eventually be completely destroyed through the consciousness of ever-present Life.

Among Mrs. Eddy's many profound statements made in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, are these: "Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof."Science and Health, p. 246; To a world that for centuries had been accepting the belief that life is limited to about threescore years and ten, Mrs. Eddy's strong affirmations as to the eternality of life have come with startling effect, despite the fact that the Bible abounds in such statements as that of John, "And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."I John 2:25;

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