Learning that Life is eternal

Just before I turned 15, my brother, Richard (Dick), joined the army. This was in 1967 during the Vietnam War. When it seemed likely that he would be sent to Vietnam, my mother decided it was time for the family to go back to church. Until then, we hadn’t attended any church regularly, though I have vague recollections of attending a church at Easter and Christmas.

This time, my mom picked First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Christian Science church near us. She chose the Christian Science church for the simple reason that my grandmother’s cousin, who lived in another country, was a Christian Scientist and my mom liked her.

So Mom began attending Christian Science church services as I started in the Sunday School. I liked it right away. I was impressed with the way Christian Science explains how Jesus’ healings and teachings are relevant today and for all time. I remember having a Sunday School class about logic. We started with the premises from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that God exists, God is All, and God is good. Then we came to the conclusion that all that really exists must be included in God and His creation, and that all must be good. From this it follows that evil (anything that is the opposite of God or not included in God) cannot really exist. 

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