Every Bible Doctrine and teaching, is based upon the fact of Creation: the very relationship of man to God demands the same fact; and therefore very effort of man to find restoration for himself or for others, is an effort to find the way back to the Creator: and the Sabbath is the SING and the Memorial of it all.
These principles are basic to all Gospel teaching:
One of the most asked and the most perplexing questions, we can ask is : “IF GOD IS LOVE…WHY WAS SIN PERMITTED?
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
Many are very surprised that sin began in all places i n heaven.
Revelation 12:7-9 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
NOTE(JB): WHY? After untold time, did Lucifer become discontent with his lot? Well the Word answers this with:
Isaiah 14:12-14 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
NOTE(JB): Can you not help but see, that God has no use for the high-minded, to proud and pride filled? Look…..
Ezekiel 28:1-4 “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:”
NOTE(JB): prince of Tyrus, is Lucifer, now named Satan, in the Hebrew SA-TAN, meaning the opposer. Yet, most people think he does not exist, but he’s a Santa Clause type myth, the Christians use to scare their children into behaving! Yet he is as real as The Creator, who created him.
Revelation 13:18 “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
NOTE: …” for it is the number of a man….” Please know that Satan IS NOT a man , but an angel! A superior one at that, read Ezekiel 28th chapter! No the 666 is but a human being, a succussion of men, who have led a specific power, that the Bible in Daniel calls a beast power, namely that one man or a small group of men run both the civil government and the religious government as one! Look at the Muslim world, whose many governments dictate that all worship as they dictate, or you are punished. Read about the Dark Ages in medieval Europe!
Many people are perplexed in attempting to understand how it is that God can be a God of infinite wisdom, power and love, and still permit sin, with its trail of sickness, misery, wretchedness. calamity, sorrow and death, with which this world has been filled with for nigh unto 6,000 years. This makes it very difficult for them to accept John 3:16’s ” For God so loved the world…”
(1) Why did God let Satan sin, and thus bring sin into existence?
(2) Why did He allow Satan to tempt Eve and Daniel, thereby bringing sin on earth?
(3) Why did God wait 4,000 years after the fact, before sending a Redeemer, Jesus Christ, prolonging the misery of the world?
(4) If God intended to set-up His Kingdom on earth and take possession and put an end to sin after Jesus christ did come and defeated Satan, why wait still another, to date about 2,000 years? Why not all at once?
Men say: If He were infinite in wisdom, He would know how to avoid all this. If He were infinite in power, He would be strong enough to execute better plans which His infinite wisdom would suggest; and then they say, If He were infinite in love, such a love would cause His wisdom to devise a better way, and His infinite power would be to control, within the billions of galaxies? And be able to execute it. Thus a dilemma.
Humans live through all types of horrors, trails, and defeats, and begin to doubt that God is all the Bible says He is! As horrible as these thoughts are, they can’t be ignored, because our very Salvation depends upon the very Character of God, as well as the principles of His universal government!
The teachings of the Cross, is not enough, we must also teach the life of Jesus upon this earth that He lived as both God and MAN! That He never used His divinity, for His own purposes, nor safety! The death, and the wounding of His flesh body was proof of this!
THE PRINCIPLES INVOLVED:
It would be inconsistent for the Infinite God to expect us to love Him, unless He loves us, agree?
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
But to make it possible for us to see His love we must have two things:
(1) Evidence of it
(2) Ability to understand it.
Note(JB): Please try to look at the facts given us i n His Word: The entire Heaven, lived with the knowledge that Jesus, The Father’s Creative Agent, by whom all things were made, thus as the Creator, only He can be our Redeemer, and then 4000 years after Adam, Christ died on the Cross! Now all you parents, and you dear readers, would you be willing to give your child’s live for the sake of others? Would anyone of YOU, trade places and die in place of another? God gave His Son as payment for all sins! how’s that for showing His love for us all?
Men have said, and many believe, all the universe began by the super-explosion of a small very dense rock.
QUESTION: Where did this dense rock come from? Who made it? How could it contain all the materials we know needed to be used, for trillions of stars, planets, that are within the billions of galaxies? The Big Bang and Evolution are nothing more than man’s attempt to explain our existence with a Creator God! Is it a now more plain that we are dumbing gown our education for children? Beyond being Created in the God’s image, what is there of an import for us? OUR FREE WILL, … for with it we can choose, to accept, or to choose to deny God, and that takes LOVE! Love on both sides!
Colossians 1:16-17″ For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
NOTE The word consist, this phrase would convey the proper meaning, Held together by His Power.
Every thing is held together by attraction, yet for all of human knowledge, science says the Bumble Bee should not be able to fly, and we don’t know what keep the atom together, it shouldn’t. Science knows not many things, they call it THEORIES!
Hebrews 1:3″ Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”
Jeremiah 9:23-24 “ Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”
And so He made people patterned after Himself, and gave them minds able to understand Him and appreciate Him and able to love and delight do His will. So God;s happiness is in people not things……
Isaiah 43:7″ Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”
Psalms 149:4″ For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.”
Psalms 147:11 “ The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.” fear = to be in awe of, to revere.
Isaiah 35:10″ And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
God, can’t get His glory, nor pleasure, through the sorrow or misery of His people, but only through their happiness!It is only IN HIM via Christ, that we can have true peace of mind and worry free, and not be afraid, for in Him shall sorrow and sighing flee away! THEREFORE,His Pleasure and His happiness are bound up jin the happiness of His children, YOU and ME! THEREFORE…..how can we insure, the greatest happiness for both God and mankind?
We humans have a greater capacity for intellect than any animal, we know that with a lot of patient training a dog can learn the meaning of about a 1,000 words, and can even reason, or think, in a limited basis, but no dog can:
(1) be able to know and understand God, the source if gifts and happiness.
(2) Will not understand in a measure the thoughts and the will of God.
(3) Is not able to understand that the Will of God is right, and that failing to do His will is wrong.
(4) must be able to make the right choice, regarding the Will of God.
Setting aside the human dream of and for evolution, it is only mankind, that has the intellect to make the choice, to adhere to the four examples above. It is a great help, if one accepts the simple fact that intellect ca n only be produced or come from a superior intellectual Being, right? Remember dead stuff, is dead, unable to produce life in any way, shape or form!
Thanking YOU for your time: NEXT: CHARACTER [the ONLY thing we are able to bring with us to Heaven with Jesus!}
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