There is no such thing as time. This is a stupendous statement, but it is true. The Scriptures inform us in the tenth chapter of Revelation that a mighty angel with hand lifted to heaven "sware ... that there should be time no longer."

Mary Baker Eddy defines the word time in part as follows: "Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 595). As long as there seems to be mortality, time also will seem to exist. Mortality is the result of a belief in time, and without time there would be no mortality. Eternity takes the place of time when reality, or the realm of Spirit, is entered.

The present age is rapidly changing our concepts of time. It is measurably safe to predict, for instance, that by means of the jet turbine plane we shall be able to arrive in New York earlier by the clock than we left the airport at London. If the journey is done in less than five hours, this will be immediately practical. Here one is reminded of the fact that our forefathers took many weeks, even months, to complete the same distance. By means of rapid transit we overcome in some measure the formerly accepted limitations of time, and this experience may well remind us of the present spiritual fact of timeless and ageless being, or eternity.

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