Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER 16 - The Apocalypse

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of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.

(Revelation's pure zenith)
This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, - this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness, - reached St. John's vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.

(The shrine celestial)
In Revelation xxi. 22, further describing this holy city, the beloved Disciple writes: -


And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.


There was no temple, - that is, no material structure in which to worship God, for He must be worshipped in spirit and in love. The word temple also means body. The Revelator was familiar with Jesus' use of this word, as when Jesus spoke of his material body as the temple to be temporarily rebuilt (John ii. 21). What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"? This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

(Divine sense of Deity)
The term Lord, as used in our version of the Old Testament, is often synonymous with Jehovah, and expresses the Jewish concept, not yet elevated to deific apprehension through spiritual transfiguration. Yet the word gradually approaches a higher meaning. This human sense of Deity yields to the divine

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