For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
Question: What does it mean that God’s kingdom, power, and glory are “forever”?
Answer: Forever usually means to go on and on without stopping. With regard to God’s kingdom, it means timeless eternity — without beginning or ending. Because God’s kingdom is forever, or eternal, it never stops being what God has created it to be. There is no sense of
human time in eternity, where man only experiences the present.
“Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized. Time is finite;
eternity is forever infinite. . . . Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life.”
“Eternal things (verities) are God’s thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real.
Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the
real or the spiritual and eternal.” (S&H 337:24)
“Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which is the solar year. Eternity is God’s measurement
of Soul-filled years.” (S&H 598:30)
“Life is, like Christ, ‘the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever.’ Organization and time have
nothing to do with Life.” (S&H 249:18-20)
We do not have to be slaves to time. God is forever. Mortal limits are never!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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