HAD it been recognized from the beginning of mortal history that the situation in which Adam found himself was no part of true being, neither caused nor sanctioned by God, the effort to reconcile Truth with error would have been less persistent and prolonged. In all ages there have been those who were spiritually-minded enough to overcome evil through faith in God; yet the authority of so-called mortal mind to claim partnership with the divine Mind, and the fable that a mortal is the offspring of Deity as well as of dust, remained practically unchallenged until the coming of Christ Jesus.
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