No More Sea

In the twenty-first chapter of Revelation, St. John says, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Commenting on this passage of Scripture, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 536): "In St. John's vision, heaven and earth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness."

The "seven seas" which divide continents, when metaphysically considered, may be said to typify the human belief in separation. Viewed in that light, the words of John might be paraphrased to read, "And there was separation no more." When the unity and universality of spiritual truth are fully discerned, that which seems at present to divide the interests of nations and individuals will have passed away.

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