"Before the world was"

You, there! What were you doing one hundred years ago? Two hundred? Think about it. Now what's your reaction? It's absurd? You're laughing? No? You're intrigued?

Well, so am I. So let's explore the premise of the question.

Do you believe your life will end with death? No? You say you believe in life after death? Good. I do, too. But what about life before birth? Christian Science affirms man's postexistence because of prior existence. "If man did not exist before the material organization began," writes Mrs. Eddy in her book Science and Health, "he could not exist after the body is disintegrated. If we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending, even according to the calculations of natural science."

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God does not afflict
September 28, 1981

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