Annulling the time factor

Human beings see time as having two faces, one benevolent and the other menacing. They think of it sometimes as a friend and sometimes as an enemy. Always to some extent they honor it as an important factor in their lives. Yet time has, in reality, no validity and no power either to benefit or to harm us. The real, spiritual man God made lives in eternity, not time, and he is always at the point of maturity and perfection.

The apocalyptic prophecy, as it appears in the King James Version, is that "there should be time no longer." Rev. 10:6; This is translated in a typical modern version as "there shall be no more delay," but it is surely true that time itself must be proved untrue. Mrs. Eddy gives this metaphysical interpretation of "time" in the Glossary of Science and Health: "Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears." Science and Health, p. 595;

The happy prospect of there being no more time—of being no longer limited by mortal measurements—should spur us on to prove as soon as possible the nothingness of mortality and to bring the reality of eternal, untrammeled, spiritual perfection to light. This is likely to be a step-by-step process, but it will come about as we understand the eternality of Life, its perpetual presence and power, and subordinate every thought to the ideal truth of timeless being—spiritual being that is not advancing toward or departing from perfection but is forever existing at the point of perfection.

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Zero can't be multiplied
March 5, 1979

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