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The second death

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    MaryBeth
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    ”And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation) Sometimes I get questions as to what is the second death. Mrs. Eddy addresses this in her chapter “Unity of Good.” On page 3 she writes, “They upon the second death, of which we read in the Apocalypse (Revelation xx.6), hath not power, are those who have washed their robes white through the sufferings of the flesh and the triumphs of Spirit. They have reached the goal in divine Science, by knowing Him in whom they have believed. This knowledge is not the forbidden fruit of sin, sickness, and death, but it is the fruit which grows on the ‘tree of life.’ This is the understanding of God, whereby man is found in the image and likeness of good, not of evil; of health; not of sickness; of Life, not of death.” And I love this found on page 41, “The sweet and sacred sense of the permanence of man’s unity with his Maker can illumine our present being with a continual presence and power of good, opening wide the portal from death into Life; and when this Life shall appear ‘we shall be like Him,’ and we shall go to the Father, not through death, but through Life; not through error, but through Truth.”

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