A Course
In Miracles

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What Is Salvation?

1. 1Salvation is a promise, made by God, that you would find your way to Him at last. 2It cannot but be kept. 3It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well. 4God’s Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thoughts, and will replace these thoughts of conflict with the Thought of peace.

2. 1The Thought of peace was given to God’s Son the instant that his mind had thought of war. 2There was no need for such a Thought before, for peace was given without opposite, and merely was. 3But when the mind is split there is a need of healing. 4So the Thought that has the power to heal the split became a part of every fragment of the mind that still was one, but failed to recognize its oneness. 5Now it did not know itself, and thought its own Identity was lost.

3. 1Salvation is undoing in the sense that it does nothing, failing to support the world of dreams and malice. 2Thus it lets illusions go. 3By not supporting them, it merely lets them quietly go down to dust. 4And what they hid is now revealed; an altar to the holy Name of God whereon His Word is written, with the gifts of your forgiveness laid before it, and the memory of God not far behind.

4. 1Let us come daily to this holy place, and spend a while together. 2Here we share our final dream. 3It is a dream in which there is no sorrow, for it holds a hint of all the glory given us by God. 4The grass is pushing through the soil, the trees are budding now, and birds have come to live within their branches. 5Earth is being born again in new perspective. 6Night has gone, and we have come together in the light.

5. 1From here we give salvation to the world, for it is here salvation was received. 2The song of our rejoicing is the call to all the world that freedom is returned, that time is almost over, and God’s Son has but an instant more to wait until his Father is remembered, dreams are done, eternity has shined away the world, and only Heaven now exists at all.