"Thou shalt not know evil"

An emphatic refusal on the part of mankind to know evil in any phase would promote a departure from mortality and the demonstration of spirituality. Mortality is predicated upon a knowledge of evil. The Bible gives mankind a terse command in the second chapter of Genesis, where we read, "Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

Spirituality is obscured to the thought that knows evil, the thought that believes in a power opposed to infinite good. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 19, 20), "Jesus urged the commandment, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me,' which may be rendered: Thou shalt have no belief of Life as mortal; thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life,—even God, good."

"Hid with Christ in God"
March 27, 1965

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