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By Joe Niemiec
What do you believe happens to someone after they die?
“Let us learn to view eternity as a continuity of time, forever and ever expanding, until time as we experience it shall be no more. Realizing this we shall see in everyone a budding spirit, a becoming God, an unfolding soul, an eternal destiny,” – Ernest Holmes
The above is just a short excerpt on what Ernest Holmes, our founder, wrote about the hereafter. We, as a teaching, are pretty liberal and we know “whatsoever you believe is true for you,” i.e. a Christian will go to heaven and a Hindu will continue to be reborn until enlightenment is achieved and then enter Nirvana. I asked a Buddhist this question and he said he doesn’t give it a lot of thought since they continue to be reborn until achieving enlightenment and then may choose continue to return as a Bodhisattva until all beings are enlightened (talk about eternity!).
Religious Scientists do not have the concrete beliefs of many religions, but rather acknowledge that each person is the Beloved manifest so that God (or Spirit) may experience life in, through, and as an individual. We believe that we are eternal souls moving toward that time of full experience of the Divine within ourselves (enlightenment).
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