Freedom from Sin

The human race has probably always been troubled by the problem of sin—how evil originated and why so many people are selfish, immoral, greedy, or cruel. No doubt humans have long wondered, too, why it is they often seem helpless to deal with the temptation to do evil.

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes, "The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter." Science and Health, pp. 306—307; Sin has its root in the false belief that individuals are created material and unequal, combine inherited and environmental characteristics, and have built-in limitations, imperfections, frustrations.

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