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and that man has a material body which is part
The fifth erroneous postulate is, that matter holds in
itself the issues of life and death, - that matter is not
only capable of experiencing pleasure and pain, but also
capable of imparting these sensations. From the illusion
implied in this last postulate arises the decomposition of
mortal bodies in what is termed death.
Mind is not an entity within the cranium with the power
of sinning now and forever.
(Knowledge of good and evil)
In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around
the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve.
This represents the serpent in the act of
commending to our first parents the knowledge
of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter,
or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still
graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal
man - a burlesque of God's man - is an outgrowth
of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of
Uncover error, and it turns the lie upon you. Until
the fact concerning error - namely, its nothingness -
appears, the moral demand will not be met,
and the ability to make nothing of error will
be wanting. We should blush to call that real which is
only a mistake. The foundation of evil is laid on a belief
in something besides God. This belief tends to support
two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth
alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real,
when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in
the superiority of error.
(The age's privilege)
Do you say the time has not yet come in which to