Exchanging "but" for "behold"

"We have divine authority for claiming our superiority to any negative influence"

Two records of creation are set forth in the Book of Genesis. Near the end of the first record, which is purely spiritual, we read, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31). Close upon this declaration of infinite spiritual perfection is this statement: "But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground" (Gen. 2:6). Then follows a description of creation as material. Of these contradictory accounts of creation, Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 522): "The Science of the first record proves the falsity of the second. If one is true, the other is false, for they are antagonistic."

"The shoe does not fit!"
April 7, 1962

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