The Beautiful Tree of Life

The Beautiful Tree of Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...a lie. It was in the Garden of Eden. Satan was tempting Eve to break God's commandment. He did it by telling her a lie and getting her to believe it. And now it is impossible for anybody to count up all the injury that has been done by that sin. That one sin was like poisoning a fountain, and then all the water that flows from it is poisoned too. That one sin has caused all the people ever born into our world to have wicked hearts. That one sin has led to all the sickness and sorrow, the pain and death, that have been in the world ever since. All the tears that have been shed, all the crimes that have been committed, all the battles that have been fought, all the violence and misery that have filled the earth for centuries, may be traced up to that one sin, that first lie, just as you trace streams up to the fountain from which they flow. And when we tell a lie now we never can tell where the injury that springs from it will stop. It is just like loosening a great rock at the top of a mountain and letting it go rolling and plunging down the side of the mountain. Nobody can tell how far it will go, nor how much injury it will do before it stops rolling. Telling a lie is like letting a wild beast out of a cage. You can never tell how many people that animal will wound or kill before he is caught again. Telling a lie is like dropping sparks in powder. It is sure to make an explosion, and no one can tell beforehand how much harm that will do. Telling a lie is like going out from the plain beaten path into a tangled wood. You never can tell how long it will take you or how much you must suffer. before you get back again. "wise Counsel. An Eastern prince once asked two of his wisest counsellors to tell him in what way he could do his people the...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554167
  • 9781236554161