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The Last Enemy

Paul said that death is the last enemy that shall be destroyed. He also said that Christ Jesus had abolished death. In the very same sense Mrs. Eddy declared that as death is not a spiritual reality or fact, it is unreal. There is no death to God, Spirit, nor to spiritual, immortal man.

George R. Lowe
Toronto
(Ontario) Star
CSS, Sept. 20, 1919

 

 

 

 

  

Study Topics
For more information on the teachings of Christian Science, explore the following study topics:

Angels
Animal Magnetism
Baptism
The Bible
CS vs. Evolution and Creationism
Christ Jesus
Death
Devil
God
Heaven
Hell
Holy Ghost
Marriage
Mortals and Immortals
The New Tongue
Purity
Salvation
The Term "Science"
"Science and Health"
Stages of Advancement
The Tenets of Christian Science
The Trinity

An Introduction to Christian Science
DEATH

 

References for Study
The following passages are from the Bible (King James Version) and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

I Corinthians 15:22-26
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 

John 8:51
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 

Science and Health, p. 251:8
In the illusion of death, mortals wake to the knowledge of two facts: (1) that they are not dead; (2) that they have but passed the portals of a new belief. Truth works out the nothingness of error in just these ways. Sickness, as well as sin, is an error that Christ, Truth, alone can destroy. 

Science and Health, p. 429:17
Mortals waken from the dream of death with bodies unseen by those who think that they bury the body. 

Science and Health, p. 74:13-21
No correspondence nor communion can exist between persons in such opposite dreams as the belief of having died and left a material body and the belief of still living in an organic, material body.

The caterpillar, transformed into a beautiful insect, is no longer a worm, nor does the insect return to fraternize with or control the worm. Such a backward transformation is impossible in Science. 

Science and Health, p. 77:5
Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."

Science and Health, p. 598:23-30
One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.

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