The real heaven and earth

John, whose revelation is recorded in the last book of the Bible, lived in a time that, like ours, had a plethora of problems. Yet he saw a promise of harmony based on the recognition of God, good, as the cause of all that really is. He lived what Christ Jesus referred to as “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Doesn’t this indicate that through a more spiritual way of thinking and living, this promise is available to all right now? 

Innumerable examples in the Bible show that there is no human circumstance that God’s infinite love and power cannot correct and heal. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, explains, “It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony” (p. 390).

A seemingly endless succession of recent calamities, including a pandemic, floods, fires, drought, and political upheaval, has left many gripped by fear and despair. Underlying those emotions are two theories: that creation is flawed and includes evil and that evil events can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. One might even be persuaded that evil is superior to good.

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Valuing worth, not wealth
November 1, 2021

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