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Metaphysical meaning of evil (rw)

Metaphysical meaning of evil (rw)
evil--That which is not of God; unreality; error thought; a product of the fallen human consciousness; negation.

Ed Rabel

After we have learned something about what sin and evil are NOT, let us try to formulate some idea as to what those words might be referring to. First of all, they have to be connected with a human being and human behavior. Secondly, they have to refer to something wrong, something that is not correct. Since these words are used mostly in a religious sense, they would have to refer to something that is against spiritual Truth or divine ideas. On this basis, the metaphysical meaning of the words sin and evil become quite clear. Sin and evil are the words we use to refer to ANY HUMAN ATTEMPT TO NEGATE ANY DIVINE IDEAS.

Ed Rabel - Metaphysics 1, The Problem of Evil, Definition of Evil

- Ed Rabel

Evil is a parasite. It has no permanent life of itself; its whole existence depends on the life it borrows from its parent, and when its connection with the parent is severed nothing remains. In Divine Mind there is no recognition of evil conditions. Such conditions have no basis of reality. They are conjurations of a false consciousness. Apparent evil is the result of ignorance, and when Truth is presented the error disappears.

There is but one presence and one power, God omnipotent. But man has the privilege and freedom of using this power as he will. When he misuses it he brings about inharmonious conditions. These are called evil. Evil appears in the world because man is not in spiritual understanding. He has not learned that all is Mind; neither has he conformed to the law of Mind, with the result that inharmony appears in his body and affairs. He can do away with evil by learning rightly to use the one Power. If there were a power of evil, it could not be changed.

evil, overcoming--Evil must be overcome with good. We must dwell in the good so wholly that all the substance of our thoughts and our being is given over to the promotion of the good. This is a mental process in which all negation (evil) is denied, and creative, fearless affirmation of God's perfect good is steadfastly adhered to.

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