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"look for new heavens and a new earth"

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Announcements Forums Doctrine of Atonement — October 18th, 2020 "look for new heavens and a new earth"

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    Susan
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    Thank you for the inspiring lesson this week.

    I like the idea of “look for new heavens and a new earth..” (II Peter 3:13).

    And in Science and Health on page 21 Mary Baker Eddy writes of the disciple looking:

    “He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit.”

    Mary Baker Eddy mostly refers to St John’s experience in Revelation, when she writes about the new heaven and the new earth.

    She writes in Science and Health, page 573:

    “St John’s corporeal sense of the heavens and earth had vanished, and in place of this false sense was the spiritual sense, the subjective state by which he could see the new heaven and new earth…” and “…we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain.”

    And in Miscellaneous Writings, page 30:

    “St John spiritually discerned and revealed the sum total of transcendentalism. He saw the real earth and heaven. They were spiritual, not material; and they were without pain, sin, or death. Death was not the door to this heaven. The gates thereof he declared were inlaid with pearl, – likening them to the priceless understanding of man’s real existence, to be recognized here and now.”

    I find it reassuring that she writes of this as being possible “here and now.”

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