231. Not believing the Lord or the Word but themselves and their own senses was the evil not only of the Most Ancient Church before the Flood, but also of the Ancient Church after it. It was also the evil of the Jewish Church, and later on of the new or gentile Church established after the Lord's Coming, as well as the evil of the Church of today. Consequently no faith exists, and when no faith exists neither does any love of the neighbour. Everything therefore is false and evil.