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Excerpt from
Questions and Answers
MARY BAKER EDDY


         Do you believe in translation?

         If your question refers to language, whereby one expresses the sense of words in one language by equivalent words in another, I do. If you refer to the removal of a person to heaven, without his subjection to death, I modify my affirmative answer. I believe in this removal being possible after all the footsteps requisite have been taken up to the very throne, up to the spiritual sense and fact of divine substance, intelligence, Life, and Love. This translation is not the work of moments; it requires both time and eternity. It means more than mere disappearance to the human sense; it must include also man's changed appearance and diviner form visible to those beholding him here.

 

Excerpt from "Questions and Answers"
Miscellaneous Writings
by Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 67-68


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