Mrs. Eddy does not teach the immortality of the flesh...

The Weekly Republican

Mrs. Eddy does not teach the immortality of the flesh or the resurrection of a corporeal or material body from the grave, but what she does teach regarding the eternal life of man, fully coincides with the teachings of the Master. Jesus' saying, "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent," signifies that he regarded man's life, not as a material or bodily something, but as a spiritual state of consciousness, even the idea or manifestation of divine Mind, God. Other sayings of Christ Jesus show quite clearly that he also considered heaven a mental state of being, rather than a locality, or a somewhere proposition. "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."

On page 492 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes: "The notion that mind and matter commingle in the human illusion as to sin, sickness, and death must eventually submit to the Science of Mind, which denies this notion. God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality."

The warning of the Scriptures to beware of false prophets and of anti-Christs is unmistakably clear, and they give a rule whereby it may be known whether a thing is true or false. The Bible informs us that at one time John the Baptist became somewhat skeptical upon this question and sent some of his followers to inquire of Jesus, "Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?" and Jesus' reply was, "Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them."

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