"His eye was not dimmed"

REALIZING that eternal Truth is always at hand, Truth that is limitless, Truth in which man lives, moves, and has his being, the Apostle Paul was able to declare in his second letter to the faithful in Corinth, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." Scholastic theology has popularized these words, but has it not overlooked the needs of the hour in the endeavor to safeguard an uncertain future state?

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, helpfully enlarges upon Paul's observation when she writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 39): "'Now,' cried the apostle, 'is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation,'—meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science."

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