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Life Is Inextinguishable

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Is what humanity experiences on this earth all there is of life? Many think not and may wonder about the hereafter and what their state is going to be upon leaving this plane of existence.

Within this speculative wonderment is a hint of reality—a hint of the fact that Life and being are inextinguishable.

God, who is divine Life, self-exists without possibility of diminution or extinction. Man, then, who lives in Life, God, could not possibly cease to exist. Life is eternal, and that All-Life includes our present genuine, individual being. If our individual identity could be destroyed, we might well conclude that life is diminishing in the universe and hence there would, some day, be no life at all. But neither God, divine Life, nor man, God's likeness, can ever expire.