The Last Enemy Becomes a Witness

Death is a subject for much speculation. A key point of most of the world's religions is what happens, or what does not happen, after death. Obituary columns record a death as "entered into rest." The poet Whitman referred to it as "the unknown region." Bach wrote a choral prelude entitled "Come, sweet death." Philosophies speak of death as departing to another room, passing over a horizon, or oblivion. But Christian Science disagrees with all of these. There is no death!

Life is not in matter; Life is God, divine Principle, the All-in-all. Life never dies. Matter cannot lose life, for it has none. Man, the image of God, always reflects Life. To know this is to live.

The great message of Christ Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection was the proof of the continuity of life. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 486), "Jesus proved by the prints of the nails that his body was the same immediately after death as before." And on page 164 our Leader writes, "If you or I should appear to die, we should not be dead."

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