All the Way Through

It is significant that Jesus had overcome death in his own experience before giving to the world that everlasting promise, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." He had overcome the "last enemy" for others also, but before he could assure his followers throughout all ages that the Christ would always be with them, he himself had to prove his immortal sonship by rising out of the condition of death into which his enemies had thought they had brought him.

Jesus had a clearer realization of the nothingness of sin, disease, death, and the reality of spiritual life and substance than any other who ever walked this earth. Before raising Lazarus from the grave he expressed his gratitude to God for the demonstration about to be made, thereby proving that he clearly understood man's relationship to God, and that man's everlasting individuality could not be buried in a sepulcher, or be separated from God, man's divine Principle.

That the ever living Christ, Truth, is as present to-day as it was centuries ago, Mrs. Eddy saw clearly; and she repeatedly pointed out the fact to her students. Going back many centuries into history, she refers to the experience of the children of Israel as an example of the protecting and saving power of the Christ-idea, which antedated Abraham. On page 566 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she says: "As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear,—as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy,—so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God."

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Peace and Divine Relationship
April 16, 1927

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