Genesis ii. 9. And out of the ground made the Lord God
[Jehovah] to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
and good for food; the tree of life also, in the midst of the
garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
The previous and more scientific record of creation
declares that God made "every plant of the field before
it was in the earth." This opposite
declaration, this statement that life issues
from matter, contradicts the teaching of the first chapter,
- namely, that all Life is God. Belief is less than
understanding. Belief involves theories of material hearing,
sight, touch, taste, and smell, termed the five senses.
The appetites and passions, sin, sickness, and death,
follow in the train of this error of a belief in intelligent
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