THE RELEASE FROM THE KNOWLEDGEOF SIN* *
If we start to talk about the release of the spirit we shall befaced with the following question :
What is to be released from the spirit ?
The answer is that the spirit, while on earth, strives to bereleased from many things which this book will tell you about..However, there is something else on earth which I think thespirit cannot be released from however it tries! .. To be releasedof this thing is a joy only to be attained in the eternity.. Butwhat is this thing?
It is the release from the knowledge of sin:
When God created man, He created him simple, pure, noknowledge of sin at all and not even the details or the names of sin.. That was before he ate from the tree of the knowledge of * This article is a preface to the fifth edition.8good and evil.. He was as innocent as a child and perhapsmore.
Therefore, when Eve was tempted by the serpent shehad no knowledge.
The serpent lied and said to her
"You will not surely die" "..you will be like God"
But as Eve knew nothingabout lying she believed the serpent. She did not suspect thetruth of its words because she knew nothing about doubt.Adam and Eve knew nothing but good. They did not knowevil. But when they ate of the tree they began to know it..
A new knowledge entered the life of the man ie. theknowledge of sin..
This and other knowledge as well disturbed the naturalpurity of mankind. This proves true the words of the WiseSolomon,
"..he who increases knowledge increases sorrow"
Perhaps the first thing which Adam knew was being a manand Eve a woman... Sexual knowledge began to penetrate hismind, then his feelings.. He recognised that sex is somethingshameful and so he began to cover himself.. Then he knew fear