Jesus Christ brought the good news (the gospel) that there was a higher law than the law of Karma—and that that law transcends the law of Karma. It is the law of grace, or forgiveness. It is the law which frees man from the law of cause and effect—the law of consequence. “Under grace, and not under law.”
We are told that on this plane, man reaps where he has not sown; the gifts of God are simply poured out upon him. “All that the Kingdom affords is his.” This continued state of bliss awaits the man who has overcome the race (or world) thought.
In the world thought there is tribulation, but Jesus Christ said: “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
The world thought is that of sin, sickness and death. He saw their absolute unreality and said sickness and sorrow shall pass away and death itself, the last enemy, be overcome.
We know now, from a scientific standpoint, that death could be overcome by stamping the subconscious mind with the conviction of eternal youth and eternal life.
The subconscious, being simply power without direction, carries out orders without questioning.
Working under the direction of the superconscious (the Christ or God within man) the “resurrection of the body” would be accomplished.
Man would no longer throw off his body in death, it would be transformed into the “body electric,” sung by Walt Whitman, for Christianity is founded upon the forgiveness of sins and “an empty tomb.”