"Time no longer"

Humanly speaking, we live by the clock. In fact, the orderly administration of human affairs makes this necessary. So long as the human mind believes in a creation apart from the divine, this false concept of creation will involve the belief of time. Time is nothing more or less than the supposed interval between human events, in their kaleidoscopic presentation in mortal thought. Mrs. Eddy points this out in the comprehensive definition of "time" which she gives in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 595), and also summarizes these facts in her statement (ibid., pp. 598, 599), "Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which is the solar year."

This statement of our Leader, moreover, makes transparent the promise in Revelation: "And the angel ... sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, ... that there should be time no longer." In the light of the teachings of Christian Science this is seen not as a prophecy merely, but as actual divine fact, present here and now, and thus available in the solution of human problems.

Because time is so prominent in human thinking, the requisite handling of the false belief will be found to be a means of liberation to the student of Christian Science, and it may be helpful to consider a few situations in human experience in which the belief of time plays a more or less prominent part.

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True Effort Never Fails
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