The Last Judgment
is one of the greatest threat concepts in man’s
perception. This is only because he does not understand
Judgment is not
an essential attribute of God. Man brought judgment
into being only because of the separation. After the
separation, however, there was a place for judgment
as one of the many learning devices which had to be
built into the overall plan. Just as the separation
occurred over many millions of years, the Last Judgment
will extend over a similarly long period, and perhaps
an even longer one. Its length depends, however, on
the effectiveness of the present speed-up.
We have frequently
noted that the miracle is a device for shortening but
not abolishing time. If a sufficient number of people
become truly miracle-minded quickly, the shortening
process can be almost immeasurable. It is essential,
however, that these individuals free themselves from
fear sooner than would ordinarily be the case, because
they must emerge from the conflict if they are to bring
peace to other minds.
The Last Judgment is generally thought of as a procedure
undertaken by God. Actually it will be undertaken by
man, with my help.
is a Final Healing, rather than a meting out of punishment,
however much man may think that punishment is deserved.
Punishment is a concept in total opposition to right
aim of the Last Judgment is to restore right-mindedness
The Last Judgment
might be called a process of right evaluation. It simply
means that finally all men will come to understand what
is worthy and what is not. After this, their ability
to choose can be directed reasonably. Until this distinction
is made, however, the vacillations between free and
imprisoned will cannot but continue. The first step
toward freedom must entail a sorting out of the false
from the true. This is a process of division only in
the constructive sense, and reflects the true meaning
of the Apocalypse. Man
will ultimately look upon his own creations and will
to preserve only what is good, just as God Himself looked
upon what He had created and knew that it was good.
At this point,
the will can begin to look with love on its own creations
because of their great worthiness. The mind will inevitably
disown its miscreations which, without the mind’s
belief, will no longer exist. The term “Last Judgment”
is frightening not only because it has been falsely
projected onto God, but also because of the association
of “last” with death. This is an outstanding
example of upside-down perception. Actually, if the
meaning of the Last Judgment is objectively examined,
it is quite apparent that it is really the doorway to
No one who lives
in fear is really alive. His own last judgment cannot
be directed toward himself because he is not his own
creation. He can, however, apply it meaningfully and
at any time to everything he has created, and retain
in his memory only what is good. This is what his right-mindedness
cannot but dictate. The purpose of time is solely to
“give him time” to achieve this judgment.
It is his own perfect judgment of his own creations.
When everything he retains is loveable, there is no
reason for fear to remain with him. This IS his part
in the Atonement.