"There shall be time no longer"

In Ecclesiastes the Preacher asserts that there is "a time" for birth and death, killing and healing, mourning and dancing, getting and losing, "a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." Thus he depicts the checkered results of misdirected thinking. This array of sense impressions corresponds with all that is implied in Mrs. Eddy's definition of "time" on page 595 of Science and Health. Fluctuating prospects, fitful health and happiness, present trials with rewards to follow in a conjectural hereafter—this is the general picture held before humanity by the carnal mind. For this medley of experiences, it is believed, there is "a time."

Christian Science reveals that in eternal Truth there is no time for a sequence of mistakes, trials, and penalties. It contradicts the assertion that we must learn still more painful lessons in order that we may finally perceive and enter into the harmony of spiritual being. What is the truth about this lie of human devising? It is that spiritual man eternally beholds and expresses the reality of spiritual being. The truth is that under God's law there is no time or necessity for jealousy, tremor, war, reprisal, mourning, anxiety, failure. It is that in the divine plan there is no deprivation, no fluctuating supply, no forfeited heritage.

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