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The reason that I wrote this study is that it seemed as if every where I turned people where BLAMING God for EVERYTHING that happens in the world. When a tornado or a hurricane, or a flood, or any other kind of natural disaster hits them, then the world calls it an ACT OF God. Even SOME Christians BLAME God when a tragedy strikes them or affects someone they know by making the claim that God has a PLAN for each and every one of us. And they go on to say something like, God moves in MYSTERIOUS ways, we may not know the reason why this happened, but we know that God is in control.
There are even some in the body of Christ, who have gone to the extreme by making the claim that NOTHING that happens or will happen that God has not already ordained to be. In other words, those that adhere to the teachings of reformed theology or Calvinism make the claim that God foreordained every thing that happens good AND EVIL. For a deeper understanding of this FALSE THEOLOGY being closely examined in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God please read the study entitled "EXAMINING CALVINISM in the LIGHT of the WHOLE WORD of GOD". But for now let us go back to the beginning or more precisely "a" BEGINNING that was AFTER the BEGINNING, but BEFORE another beginning of God's new creation called the humans in order to find the ANSWER of WHY? To say this another way let us go back to the beginning of the ENDING that came BEFORE the BEGINNING or the re creation of the earth and the creation of mankind, Adam and Eve. I will explain what I mean by this a little later on in this study.
But first lest us consider some of the QUESTIONS of WHY that we all may have had at one time or another. mean if I have had these questions, then surely there are more inquisitive people who may have had some of these same questions. For example: Why do tragedies happen like train wrecks car accidents and plane crashes? Why does God allow evil things to happen such as war, rape, murder and all manner of violence? Why does God allow famine, sickness, and disease? Why does God allow disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods? Why does God not just save every one? Why is God WAITING to destroy that great dragon that old serpent called Satan and the Devil and the fallen angels? Why would God RELEASE Satan again after he has his enemy BOUND for a 1000 years? WHY? WHY? WHY?
To know and understand the purpose of man and the workings of God in the lives of mankind, then one needs to know at least somewhat of God’s previous or earlier creation, the angels of God and the humanoid like creation that some of the angels were given to rule over. Just as a side note this PREVIOUS humanoid like creation, which was completely destroyed in the war between God and the fallen angels may explain WHY there is NO so called missing link in the evolution THEORY. Again we may get into more detail in this area further on in this study, but it is not the main focus of this study in God's word.
Let us begin this study in God's word in the garden of Eden, which was once a PARADISE.
In the Garden of Eden we find mankind being faced with their first and really ONLY temptation that is mentioned in the Bible. We are told in Genesis 2:15-25 about God placing Adam in the Garden and telling him that he can eat of any tree of the garden except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Again this was God’s first and ONLY COMMANDMENT to the first man Adam that we are specifically told. God then made women from man and they were both naked and were not ashamed. Life is good and everything seems to be running smoothly in PARADISE, but then the SERPENT comes along to tempt the women.
“Now the SERPENT was more SUBTLE than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
2. And he said unto the women, Yea, has God said you shall not eat of every tree of the Garden? And the women said unto the SERPENT, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3. BUT of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall NOT eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
4. And the SERPENT said unto the women, You shall not surely die;
5. For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes will be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
So then, WHO was this SERPENT and more importantly WHY did Almighty God ALLOW this SERPENT to TEMPT and directly INFLUENCE mankind into DISOBEYING God?
WHY the TEST to see if man would obey or disobey?
Did God specifically create Satan for the very sole purpose of tempting and influencing mankind to REBEL against God by their disobedience? Some claim that God created Satan specifically for the sole purpose of being an evil destroyer, but what does the word of TRUTH, the WHOLE word of Almighty God teach us?
First of all in Revelation 12:9 we find the answer to the question of WHO this SERPENT is and that he is IN FACT the very one the DECEIVES and tempts all of mankind.
“And the great dragon was CAST OUT, that OLD SERPENT,(or that ANCIENT serpent) called the DEVIL, and SATAN, which deceives the whole world: he was CAST OUT into the EARTH, and his ANGELS."
So then, according to this verse, the SERPENT that deceived the women and caused her to disobey Almighty God is the DEVIL and SATAN, which deceives the whole world. And according the the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, this created being has been around for a LONG, LONG time well BEFORE mankind was ever created. Again we will talk more on this subject of the PREVIOUS creation BEFORE God created human beings later on in this study, but for now WHY? WHY does Almighty God ALLOW the devil or Satan to deceive and tempt mankind to DISOBEY what God commands us to do or not to do? In order to answer this question we need to ask another question and find its answer first. And that question is this, “WHY was SATAN cast out of heaven into the earth?" For you see when we learn the reason WHY that Satan was cast out of heaven you will begin to see the BIGGER PICTURE!
Isaiah 14:12-14 says this,
“How are you FALLEN from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut to the ground, which WEAKEN the nations!
13. FOR (or BECAUSE) you have said in your 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:
14. I will ASCEND ABOVE the heights of the CLOUDS; I will be like the most High."
There is a lot to see in this tiny passage of scripture that some Christians have skimmed right over. First the word “weaken” here means to overcome. This is very important to know, because it is one of the keys to understanding WHY God ALLOWS mankind to be tempted and influenced to rebel against God and do evil things.
Also I want to point out in this passage of scripture that Lucifer was NOT ALWAYS Satan, which means adversary or ENEMY of God, but rather he was at one time "a" god, or "A" elohim, or "A" theos, whom the one true and only Almighty God the creator and source of all things, SET in place to rule and reign over the OLD earth BEFORE it was recreated in Genesis 1:2. Please see the LITERAL translation of Genesis 1:2
"And the earth she BECAME chaos..."
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God did not create the word void and without form, but rather an ANCIENT WAR caused much destruction on the surface of the earth and some EVIDENCE of this war yet remains on the earth today. I will explain more on this ANCIENT war in another study called "THE WAR IN HEAVEN CONTINUES!", but for now I want you to see that Lucifer's kingdom was BELOW the height of the clouds. Read verse 14. again.
"I will ASCEND ABOVE the heights of the CLOUDS; I will be like the most High."
Other parts of God's word teach us that Lucifer was an angel. Lucifer was called an anointed Cherub before his rebellion and war against Almighty God.
Ezekiel 28:12-17 says it this way,
“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus,(referring to the principalities of the AIR ruling in the kingdoms of men.) and say unto him, Thus says the Lord God; You who seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13. You have been in EDEN the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were CREATED.
14. You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I (God the Father) has SET YOU SO: You were upon the HOLY MOUNTAIN of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15. You were PERFECT in your ways FROM the day that you were created, TILL iniquity was FOUND in you.
16. By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and YOU HAVE SINNED: THEREFORE I will CAST you as profane out of the mountain of God (the part of heaven that is God's THRONE); and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17. Your HEART was lifted up because of your beauty, YOU have CORRUPTED your wisdom by reason of your brightness (PRIDE); I will cast you to the ground (the earth speaking of the yet future part of this same continuing war in heaven), I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you."
In this passage of scripture in Ezekiel 14:12-17 we see the REASON WHY the anointed cherub was cast out of heaven or no longer allowed to enter into the throne of the Almighty, or to freely travel in space among the stars or fiery stones and that reason is that Lucifer REBELLED or SINNED against Almighty God and tried to overthrow the throne of Almighty God by exalting his throne above Almighty God's throne. The word of God also tells us that he drew one third of the angels with him and that these fallen angels which KEPT NOT their first estate, which were ALSO PERFECT in the day that they were CREATED, sin or iniquity was found in them as well when they REBELLED to make WAR with Almighty God, and therefore now these fallen angels are RESERVED in chains of darkness to be judged. WHY? Why are Satan and the fallen angels being RESERVED to be judged and destroyed? I mean we all know that judgment day is COMING for the fallen angels because of their REBELLION, but WHY WAIT so long?
There is absolutely no clear, plain evidence given in the Bible where Satan and the fallen angels will be given the chance to REPENT in order to be saved. WHY? First of all their SIN was rebellion, as in, they made all out WAR against the Almighty to take OVER his throne to rule themselves. Secondly if God showed them mercy, then personally I believe that they would have already been given that chance to repent, but they chose, or rather still yet choose to BLAME God for creating them EVIL as being the reason of WHY the rebelled against him. This will all come into place shortly and you will see why I say that God already gave Lucifer and the fallen angels the opportunity to repent of their rebellion even though the Bible does NOT specifically give us this information as a statement of fact.
But for now arises another QUESTION of WHY WAIT? I mean WHY wait to pronounce or execute judgment on Satan and the fallen angels who were not just plotting to overthrow God's throne and exalt themselves to rule and reign over all of God's creation, but rather they made all out WAR against Almighty God and the angels who remained faithful? I mean what possible reason could God have for NOT destroying Satan and the fallen angels BEFORE God created a NEW species called HUMANS, who by the way were created a little LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels? We will get to the answer to this question soon enough of WHY? Why did God create mankind a little LOWER or INFERIOR to his previous creation the angels? But first some more ground work needs to be laid.
Clearly seeing from Isaiah 14:12-17 that Almighty God created the angels PERFECT in all their ways from the very day that they were created and they sinned against him by trying to OVERTHROW his very THRONE and take over, then WHY WAIT to execute judgment and DESTROY Satan and the other angels who rebelled against God to take over his throne? But more importantly HOW can a PERFECT being SIN? Was it God's FAULT? Or was it LUCIFER'S fault?
Believe it or not SOME Christians dogmatically demand and insist that NOTHING happens that was not SPECIFICALLY ORDAINED to happen by Almighty God himself? In other words, some Christians FALSELY believe and teach that God specifically created Lucifer to REBEL against him. This is a doctrine of DEVILS and soon you will see why falsely accusing and blaming God for all the EVIL in the world is from the devil as well the deception that is INFLUENCING mankind the BLAME God for everything seeing that he is the CREATOR of all things.
Now there are ALSO a lot of questions of WHY (?) BECAUSE of the WAY certain verses of the Bible have been INTERPRETED and then dogmatically taught as in such a way to INFER to the conclusion drawn by these false teachers as being their ONLY meaning. And some of these INTERPRETATIONS that are being dogmatically taught, as in their is no other way to interpret these verses, I myself really have trouble digesting, if you will, as you may have already seen from the many controversial subjects that I address. But those kind of QUESTIONS I answer in the other studies that I have written over the years. So to stay on track and focus on the subject at hand I include links to these other studies for those who may not have read them as yet.
The questions that I am speaking of in this particular study in God's word are my own that you may also have as well. So what I am about to propose to you I believe in my heart was given to me by the Holy Spirit, because I asked God for wisdom and understanding and believe in my heart that he will give understanding and wisdom to me and to ALL that ask of him in FAITH.
In other words, I am saying that God has answered MY questions to MY OWN satisfaction and I myself see the answers as being SOUND BIBLICAL answers from the Holy Spirit. But I present these answers to YOU the reader and seeker of the truth, as MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION or THEORY as something that I am PROPOSING as possible answers to these question. Now again to ME what I am proposing to you is indeed sound Biblical teaching, but since I have found no other teaching like this by any other Christians is why I am presenting it to my readers as a PROPOSAL to CONSIDER the WHOLE MATTER before you make a judgment.
So then, one of the things that God has shown me has given me a way to understand much of the controversy among the differences of INTERPRETATIONS of scripture. What God has shown ME has answered a multitude of QUESTIONS to PROVE to ME that God is NOT to BLAME for all the evil in the world.
So here is what I PROPOSE, and I emphasize the word “PROPOSE”, because this is just my understanding of what I believe that the Holy Spirit has and still is yet showing me even more. So here is what I PROPOSE:
“Let us suppose that when sin was FOUND in Lucifer and God pronounced judgment upon him and cast him out of heaven or having no more right to come and go to and from God's throne or to travel among the stars as he once did, and God was going to destroy Lucifer and the other angels that followed Lucifer in his plan and made all out WAR to over throw God's throne right there on the spot so to speak, then Lucifer turned to God and ACCUSED God or BLAMED God for creating him WITH a so called SIN NATURE of REBELLION that was FOUND in him. In other words, Lucifer BLAMED God by saying something like, 'You MADE me this WAY God and THEREFORE it was You O God that CAUSED me to REBEL against you, because you CREATED me with this rebellious nature. So therefore you have NO RIGHT to destroy me, because I only did that which you PREDESTINED and ORDAINED me to do'.
Then Almighty God being a just and faithful God might possibly have said to Lucifer something like, 'Just to PROVE to you that I did indeed create you PERFECT in all your ways and that it was YOU who was lifted up by your OWN pride, and I can PROVE it to YOU and all the angels that wat I create I create PERFECT in all their ways. So then, Let US make man is our image after our likeness, but let US make mankind a little LOWER or INFERIOR to you angels to prove to all you angels that even an IFERIOR creation of mine will NOT rebell against me.'
In others words, God is saying to all his angels the ELOHIM both faithful and fallen here is what we will do to solve this matter of falsely accusing me of creating you with and evil nature of rebellion whereby you have defamed my good NAME, I will create and new being called mankind, which I will create them a little lower or INFERIOR to you angels. And I will show you that man will live perfectly before me in all their ways.
So then, thus began the BEGINNING or more precisely "a" beginning or a recreation or resurfacing of the FACE of OLD earth that was wasted and made void by the WAR and the REBELLION against Almighty God, in which Almighty God said TO his Elohim or TO his Angels. "Let US make man in OUR image" and then Almighty God alone by himself created mankind a little LOWER and inferior than his previous creation the angels, and the story continues to this day.”
Please read Genesis 1:26-28 again and NOTICE the SINGULAR "HE" created and NOT "WE" or "THEY" created.
" And God said, Let US (where the ONE God is speaking TO his ELOHIM, the ANGELS) make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
27. So God created man in HIS own image(the word OWN is not in the original text), in the image of God (ELOHIM) created HE him; male and female created HE them.
28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth (Or go and multiply to fill the earth once again with people. Again I propose to you that the humanoid LIKE race of beings was completely destroyed during the WAR between God and the fallen angels.), and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
And this TEST to prove to the angels that God created them perfect is WHY Almighty God has WAITED to destroy Satan and the fallen angels. Basically Satan and the angels are on TRIAL so to speak while the EVIDENCE is being gathered against them, which will PROVE once and for all eternity that Almighty God is JUST to destroy any of his creation that rebels against him. REMEMBER to consider the WHOLE matter BEFORE you make a judgment. I am fully aware that God IS God and that God can do ANYTHING that he desires WITHOUT having to PROVE or JUSTIFY his action! But I also KNOW that Almighty God is SO FAITHFUL that he will NOT go against what he said he would do or not do in his word. So be PATIENT to hear the WHOLE matter.
Now for the sound scriptural support of what I have PROPOSED. First I would like you to take a look at Hebrews 2:9 where it is confirmed that God created mankind a little LOWER or inferior than the angels of God.
“But we see Jesus, who was made a LITTLE LOWER than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every MAN.”
Now some of you may say, "Well this verse says JESUS was made a LITTLE LOWER than the angels and NOT all of mankind was created a little LOWER than the angels. And yes, this particular verse of scripture does say JESUS and NOT ALL of mankind, but you must keep in mind that this is not the ONLY verse in the Bible. In Romans 5:14 we read were ADAM, the first MAN that Almighty God CREATED, is called the FIGURE of HIM, speaking of the figure of JESUS, who was to COME. And we also see in God's word where the spoken word of Almighty God took on the NATURE of mankind. So if Jesus was made INFERIOR to the angels and Jesus took on OUR HUMAN nature then this means that OUR nature is INFERIOR to the angels aswell.
"Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, WHO (speaking of ADAM) is the FIGURE (a type or shadow or pattern) of HIM (speaking of Jesus) that was to come." .
Therefore if Adam was a type, figure, shadow or pattern of Jesus and Jesus was made a little LOWER or INFERIOR than the angels, then that means ALL of mankind was made a little LOWER and INFERIOR than the angels. The simple fact is this, either all of mankind is made a little lower than the angels just like Jesus, OR we were made higher and greater than Jesus. Or we were made even lower than Jesus, which still means that we were made LOWER and INFERIOR than the angels.
The truth of the matter of the whole word of God is that Jesus was made in the likeness of HUMANS. The Bible says that Jesus is the Son of MAN, which literally reads that Jesus is the Son of HUMANS. My point is this, God's word of TRUTH clearly and plainly states that Jesus was made LOWER or inferior to the ANGELS, which to ME is clearly saying that ALL of mankind was created to be a little LOWER and inferior to God's PREVIOUS creation called the ANGELS sometimes referred to as the ELOHIM in Hebrew.
Now I will explain WHY Almighty God needed to create mankind a little LOWER and INFERIOR than the angels BEFORE having his Son Jesus come forth out of the womb of a HUMAN woman many, many, many generations later.
So WHY ? Why did God create mankind a little lower and INFERIOR than the angels. To ME, if the angels kept not their first estate and God simply wanted another class of beings to fellowship with him, then the logical thing to do would be for God just destroy Satan and the fallen angels right there on the spot and then start over with a BETTER creation, and a more superior creation than the angels who rebelled against him.
I mean LOGICALLY WHY would the only WISE God go backwards in his creations and create another being lower or inferior to what God had already created? To me the reason has NOW been made clear and obvious to ME by the Holy Spirit, but because of what many of us were taught about God for so many years we at times have trouble letting go of what we have been taught even though we cannot explain it to others or even explain it to ourselves for that matter. I am referring to "RELIGIOUS man made doctrines", which many of us cannot understand ourselves let alone explain to others, and NOT to sound Biblical teaching.
Here is what God showed me as the reason WHY he needed to make mankind LOWER and inferior to the angels and then ALLOW Satan and the fallen angel to REMAIN alive, but still yet bound to some degree. Keep in mind that Almighty God knows his creation or knows the HEART and the intents of the heart, and therefore knew before hand that Satan would no doubt try to tempt and INFLUENCE his new creation to rebel and sin against him and this is WHY Almighty God already had a PLAN of salvation to redeem mankind in his MIND WITHIN himself, which he kept SECRET, until it was too late for his enemy Satan to do anything to overthrow God's PLAN of salvation. TRY and look at this proposal that I am presenting to you as a STRATEGIC plan of God who KNOWS his creation and therefore God has a good idea of what his ENEMY will CHOOSE do and not CHOOSE do. Much like a MASTER chess player never looses to his adversaries.
I propose to you that the REASON that Almighty God chose to make man a little lower and inferior than the angels was in order to PROVE to Lucifer, PROVE to the fallen angels, who Lucifer persuaded to join his rebellion and make war against Almighty God to take over his throne, AND to ALSO PROVE to the angels who remained FAITHFUL to God that Almighty God did NOT create ANY of them with a rebellious sinful evil nature, but RATHER Almighty God created them ALL PERFECT in all their ways.
I also PROPOSE to you that Almighty God wanted to clear his NAME of being FALSELY accused of creating them with a so called sinful NATURE.
Here is where one of my readers wrote to me saying that he could not read another word of this study saying that his God would never need or want to CLEAR his name. I explain WHY in more detail further on in this study, but I felt I should give you at least one scripture now to clearly show you that it is for God's NAME SAKE that God does what he does. Please read Isaiah 48:11, which clear teaches us that God's NAME was POLLUTED and that it is for his OWN NAME SAKE that God is executing HIS PLAN of salvation to save mankind.
"For MINE OWN SAKE, EVEN for MINE OWN SAKE, will I do it: for how should my NAME be POLLUTED? And I will not give my glory unto another."
Again there are many more verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that all God has done and is doing is FOR HIS OWN NAME SAKE. Just do a word search on your own if you cannot wait to read this whole study in God's word.
Now back to MY OWN OPINION that I am PROPOSING to you, my readers and seekers of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
"So then, just to make sure that there was no doubt in the minds of his creation the angles that he created them PERFECT in ALL their ways God chose to make a NEW species of being called mankind or the HUMANS, but rather than creating this NEW species of being EQUAL to the angels God in his WISDOM made mankind a little lower than Lucifer, that is to say, a little lower than ALL the angels, in order to PROVE to them ALL, both the good and bad angels that even as INFERIOR beings his NEW creation can and WILL live RIGHTEOUSLY before him WITHOUT sin."
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, God had a PLAN, which he KEPT SECRET even before he created mankind upon his newly recreated earth, and his PLAN that he kept SECRET from before the foundation of the world was a way to REDEEM man back to himself, because he knew or at least he highly suspected that Satan, his enemy, was going to INFLUENCE, TEMPT, and DECEIVE mankind to SIN against God by directly INFLUENCING man to disobey his commandment not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. So ONE test was given to mankind where Almighty God again knowing or highly suspecting that he would lose this first round of the TRIAL to PROVE to his ancient creation, the angels, and to prove to us as well that in the day we were created we were created GOOD and PERFECT.
Again, Almighty God needed to keep his PLAN of redemption SECRET, therefore he created Adam first, and then in the fullness of time God would bring forth a CHILD born of a woman into the world, who would be called his Son, and then God would give his Son to suffer to die on the cross as an innocent LAMB for the sins of mankind in order to REDEEM mankind back to himself.
So again I ask the QUESTION of WHY? Why did an ALMIGHTY and an ALL powerful God have to keep his PLAN of redemption a SECRET? And for that matter WHY did Almighty God even have a PLAN made BEFORE the foundation of the world to SLAY his LAMB speaking of his yet coming Son Jesus to be born of a woman by his spoken word? Think about this for a moment. We are TAUGHT that THE God is ALMIGHTY and all powerful so he can do ANYTHING he so desires to do. So then, WHY the PLAN of the LAMB slain from BEFORE the recreation of the world and then WHY all the SECRECY? Go back to Ezekiel chapter twenty eight where we read about the lamentation to the king of Tyrus, and back up to verse three.
"Behold you are wiser than Daniel; there is no SECRET that they (mankind) can hide from you”
Now this verse is a prophecy of the yet coming antichrist, which is a man that I believe will be possessed by Satan in the last days or at least his power and wisdom will be given to him by Satan. In other words, the true person or evil spirit who is behind this antichrist that is Satan, who is to be able to figure out SECRETS. So if God reveled his secrets or the MYSTERY of his PLAN of salvation to mankind too early then Satan would not have crucified the Lord of glory had he KNOWN God's PLAN of salvation before the cross. To say this another way, the god of this present world, who is Satan, is WISER than Daniel, to whom God revealed many secrets to his servant Daniel.
Are you following what I am saying? This verse does NOT dogmatically demand that Lucifer's REBELLION must without fail have taken place AFTER mankind was created just because Lucifer was WISER than Daniel. Almighty God himself is certainly WISER that Daniel and we KNOW that God, the ANCIENT of days existed far BEFORE Daniel. The main point is that Almighty God KNEW the WISDOM that his ADVERSARY, that ANCIENT dragon, that old serpent called the Devil, and Satan possessed. God was not about to underestimate his ACCUSER, therefore God kept his PLAN of redeeming mankind back to himself a SECRET from his adversary Satan and false accuser.
Another reason that leads me to draw this conclusion that I have made in this proposal about Satan accusing God of NOT creating him perfect is the whole theme of redemption. WHY? WHY the need to REDEEM something that already belongs to you? God CREATED mankind so WHY did God not just FORGIVE us without all this need to REDEEM us for HIS NAME SAKE? To REDEEM means to buy back. Buy back from WHO? You see, the word of God teaches us that to WHOM we YIELD ourselves to OBEY, HIS servants we ARE. In other words, when Adam and Eve YIELDED to OBEY the LIES and DECEPTION of Satan, then mankind BECAME the slaves of Satan. In other words, when Adam sinned against God, then Satan became the "legal" god over Adam and this present world. And because of the SIN that each and every one of us have committed at one time of another in our life, then WE by our OWN sin against God have separated OURSELVES from God and became the servant or slave of Satan, the Devil. Please read the study "THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN !" for a deeper understanding that we are NOT born in sin and therefore have a SIN NATURE from the moment we are born.
As I have already said the word “redeem” means to BUY BACK or to RECOVER OWNERSHIP of something that once belonged to the one redeeming by paying a specified sum or PRICE. The word redeem means to set free, to rescue, and to RANSOM or to SAVE. So again WHY? WHY would God need to recover ownership of mankind? From WHOM is God recovering the ownership of mankind? And if it is Satan, who now owns mankind, then HOW did Satan gain ownership of mankind? All of these words in this definition of REDEEM seems to point to the fact that God lost possession of mankind, or the at the very least it appears that Almighty God by his OWN choice of creating mankind a little lower than the angels to PROVE to all hi creation that what God creates he creates PERFECT and NOT with and EVIL sinful rebellious nature, and therefore has temporally lost the right to INTERVENE DIRECTLY in the affairs of mankind, UNLESS man specifically ASKS for help from God.
Again please bear with me for a moment longer. Now while this may be new to some of you this line of reasoning of God not allowing himself to interfere without man asking him first has been around among believers before. Please understand that I am NOT putting God in some kind of box demanding that God has no power to intervene in the lives of mankind, but rather I am PROPOSING to you that it SEEMS as if God by his OWN CHOICE he has LIMITED his intervention with mankind by his written word that we must asks God in FAITH without wavering in order to receive what God has already provided for us.
And it also seems that mankind fell captive to Satan, when man disobeyed God and sinned. So then, because mankind was enslaved by Satan due to the DISOBEDIENCE of man and NOT because of some so called "inherited" sinful nature, God now needed to somehow set man free from the bondage of sin.
Now to ME it has become obvious that Almighty God knew or highly suspected that his adversary Satan would somehow deceive and INFLUENCE man into sinning, because Satan's own neck was in the noose ready to be hanged, so to speak, IF SO BE that this NEW creation called mankind that was created LOWER and inferior to the angels lived WITHOUT disobeying God to thus PROVE to all the angels that they were indeed created PERFECT in all their ways and therefore God would be JUSTIFIED in executing his judgment to destroy those of his creation who rebel and sin against him.
Yes, God, KNOWING his ENEMY, already had a PLAN ready to set in place to set man free from the captivity of Satan, BEFORE he ever created mankind a little LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels. But God needed to keep it SECRET from his enemy so that his enemy would not discover his PLAN of redeeming mankind before God could FULFILL his plan of salvation, which he PROPHESIED to bring a CHILD into the world born of a virgin, who would be called the SON OF the highest, who would then be slain as an innocent lamb.
We are told in the Bible that Jesus is a “RANSOM” for many, and that we are “justified” by Christ Jesus. The word "RANSOM" means to make an exchange in order to rescue something that is precious to you. The word “justify” means to vindicate, which means to CLEAR of ACCUSATION. This word also means to prove worth, to claim, to defend, and to revenge. Satan is the ACCUSER of the brethren. But WHY? WHY does Satan even need to accuse US of sin? What is in it for him?Are you seeing the BIGGER PICTURE yet?
So you see, the understanding of the BIG PICTURE begins with understanding the proposal which I am giving you that Satan FALSELY ACCUSED God of creating him imperfect or with a NATURE to SIN and therefore Satan was saying to his creator 'It is YOUR fault O God that I rebelled against you, because YOU are the one who CREATED me with a rebellious and sinful nature, so therefore it would be UNJUST for you O God to punish me for something YOU did.'
And then Almighty God responded by saying back to Lucifer that in the day that he created him God created him PERFECT in all his ways. So then, I ask you the question, Is the idea or PROPOSAL of Satan FALSELY ACCUSING God saying that it was God’s fault for CREATING him with a sinful rebellious nature that caused Satan to be lifted up with the SIN of pride and REBEL against God, starting to make any sense to you at all? If not please keep reading.
You see, after God created man and placed him in the garden we are not told how long man was there before God saw that is was not good for man to be alone and then made woman from man. And even then we do not know how long it was before Satan became WORRIED and decided ENSURE that things went HIS WAY by TEMPTING and directly INFLUENCING the woman to disobey God.
In my opinion, Satan was at first just observing mankind, this NEW being called HUMANS that was created specifically to be INFERIOR or LOWER than he and all the angelic host were created. And then when Satan saw that this INFERIOR being was doing just as God said he would do, which was to walk in obedience. it was then that Satan became WORRIED that God was indeed going to prove to ALL the angels, but particularly prove the GOOD angels that he had indeed created Lucifer and THEM as well PERFECT in all their ways and that it was Lucifer himself, who was deceived and lifted up by his OWN pride to rebel against the most High and try to take over God's throne. So you see the WISDOM of God BY creating mankind a little lower than the angels and showing that man would live PERFECT in all his ways before God would PROVE beyond any shadow of a doubt that he would be a JUST and RIGHTEOUS God to destroy any of his creation who rebel and sin against him and thus clear his own name that was being polluted by this FALSE ACCUSATION of CREATING his creation evil and rebellious with a sin nature.
Now had God simply destroyed Satan and the fallen angels right there on the spot AFTER being FALSELY ACCUSED by Satan of being God's own fault that his creation rebelled against him by supposedly creating them evil, then the GOOD angels may have always WONDERED if this ACCUSATION was true. So another key to understanding WHY God did not destroy Satan and the fallen angel right then and there when they made war with him is to see and understand that God needed to CLEAR his NAME being FALSELY accused by Satan. The Bible says that it was for my OWN NAME sake that God is doing what he is doing. More on this later, but for now let us get back on track, which is WHY does Satan TEMPT and INFLUENCE mankind to rebel against God?
So then, after seeing that God's new creation was OBEYING God Satan may have said within himself. 'I need to do something and I need to do it quick or else my fate will be sealed'. So therefore Satan deceived and INFLUENCED the woman and man into disobeying God. And then Satan ACCUSED man before God, 'See God you are wrong again, man sinned just as I have sinned, so it is your fault, not mine, that I sinned.'
But God knew or suspected all along that Satan would do this and he had a SECRET PLAN already to set in place to not only redeem man, but at the same time also PROVE to Satan and ALL the other angels, particularly the GOOD angels once and for all time that he had created them ALL perfect in all their ways. BUT it seems that God could not or would not begin to execute his plan of salvation UNTIL Satan FIRST directly interfered or "FIXED" the test of mankind to go HIS way. This interfering by Satan FIRST, then allowed God to now LEGALLY intervene on man's behalf. We see this ALLOWING God to intervene to help mankind when Abraham FIRST gave his only begotten son to God, thus allowing God to give his only begotten Son to save mankind.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, God ONLY NEEDED to have ONE MAN live PERFECT before him to justify destroying Satan and the FALLEN angels and CLEAR his name before the angels who remained FAITHFUL to follow his ways. This is WHY Almighty God KEPT SECRET his PLAN of REDEMPTION from before the foundation of the world and this is WHY that Jesus NEEDED to be a MAN just like you and me without having any advantage over us, or having any advantage over the ANGELS. Think about it, WHY ELSE would an ALL powerful and ALL mighty God need to KEEP his ELECT Son that he would one day bring forth into the world a SECRET?
Some of you may recall the words of Paul saying that had they KNOWN they would NOT have crucified the Lord of glory. In other words, had Satan and the fallen angels, demons and devils KNOWN that Jesus would SEAL their fate they would NOT have INFLUENCED men to crucify the SINLESS MAN, who was made a little LOWER and inferior to the angels.
Now another CLUE for all the questions of WHY God is presently and TEMPORARILY ALLOWING evil in the world is found in Revelation 20:1-3, where we read that Satan is going to be bound for 1000 years and NOT be allowed to tempt and INFLUENCE the nations, UNTIL the thousand years are fulfilled. And then at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, Satan will be LET LOOSE for a short time once again to TEMPT and DECEIVE and INFLUENCE the nations to REBEL against God.
But WHY? WHY bind Satan for 1000 years just to turn him LOOSE AGAIN? What's up with that? Keep that question in mind as we continue this study in God's word by reading Revelation 20:1-3.
“And I saw an angel came down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he lay hold on the DRAGON, that OLD SERPENT, which is the DEVIL, and SATAN, and BOUND him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should DECEIVE the nations NO MORE, till the thousand years be fulfilled: and after that he MUST be loosed a little season.”
Now WHY turn Satan loose after he has been bound for a 1000 years? WHY MUST Satan be LOOSED again to DECEIVE the nations. Keep reading my PROPOSED thoughts of understanding WHY to all these questions.
"During this thousand year period, we, who have overcome the devil and who were not deceived and over come by Satan in this present age we are now living in, will rule and reign with Jesus over the remnant of God’s chosen people, who turn to Christ Jesus at the time of his SECOND coming and recognize him as their Messiah. It will be too late for them to accept Jesus as their Savior and be saved AS men were and are, and yet will be saved today during this PRESENT age of the church, who will receive ETERNAL LIFE when Jesus comes again. However, all who call upon the name of the Lord when they SEE him coming in great clouds of glory will be SAVED, in that, they will be spared from destruction and kept alive in order to go into the millennium as mortal men and women. Then we who were SAVED before the coming of Jesus, who are found to be that good and faithful servant and who have endured unto the end will live, as in, we will be given ETERNAL LIFE and we will reign with Jesus and will teach those in their MORTAL bodies the ways of God.
After mankind has lived for a thousand years in peace with NO war and without the influence or temptations of the deceiver, because the DECEIVER is BOUND for this 1000 years, then Satan with be loosed AFTER or at the END of this 1000 years for a little season to once again TEMPT the nations to rebel against the most High God. This will the FINAL PROOF to Satan and ALL the other angels particularly the GOOD faithful angels that Lucifer HIMSELF was indeed the CAUSE of his OWN sin and that he, as the anointed cherub Lucifer, was indeed created PERFECT in all his ways from the day he was created just as Almighty God has said all along. God's POLLUTED NAME will then be cleared and ALL evil will be DESTROYED in the lake of fire.
Therefore it was Lucifer’s OWN pride that caused him to exalt himself and REBEL against his creator, and NOT that God created him the be evil as some FALSELY teach.
Now as for mankind, those who followed after the ways of God to walk in righteousness will be rewarded for all SUFFERING that they had to go through, all the temptations and all the suffering imposed upon them by the OPPRESSION of the devil. For you see dear child of God, all of this SUFFERING that God has ALLOWED is to PROVE to the faithful angels that God created them PERFECT, then those of mankind who have OVER COME are going to be exalted ABOVE the angels and WE will judge them by the WITNESS of our living without sin in this present world through the Holy Spirit.
We will be given this right to judge the angles because we, as an INFERIOR species of being, OVERCAME the LIES and the FALSE ACCUSATIONS of the enemy of Almighty God. ALSO, as a JOY set before ALL of mankind to OVER COME the ENEMY, is ETERNAL LIFE in the world to me. However this ETERNAL LIFE will be given to ONLY the men or women who accept and BELIEVE God's PLAN of salvation and remain FAITHFUL unto the END. Please read Revelation 22:
"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12. And, behold, I come quickly; and my REWARD is with me, to give every man according as his WORK shall be. (meaning that the reward or the wage of the wicked will be the WRATH of God and the reward or the inheritance of the righteous in Jesus Christ will be ETERNAL LIFE.)
13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14. BLESSED are THEY that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that (or so that) THEY (speaking of ONLY those of us in Jesus Christ who are KEEPING the commandments of God) may have RIGHT to the tree of LIFE, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.".
Now to ME, what I have PROPOSED to you makes perfect sense of WHY we are tempted of the devil, WHY the need for suffering temptation, of WHY God ALLOWS evil to continue in the world, of WHY Satan accuses us before God, WHY the Almighty God creator and OWNER of all needed to REDEEM or to restore ownership of mankind BACK to himself, which in my mind should have already belong to God anyway seeing that he created us, WHY God MUST loose Satan again after having him bound for a 100 years, WHY God created mankind lower than the angels only to exalt those of us who overcome the enemy to JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels, and WHY the need to keep the whole PLAN of redemption such a SECRET when God himself is the supreme MOST HIGH ALL powerful God?????"
I Corinthians 2:7,8 says,
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a MYSTERY, even the HIDDEN wisdom, which God ORDAINED BEFORE the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes (speaking of the ANCIENTS, Satan and the fallen angels) of this world knew: FOR HAD THEY KNOWN IT, they would NOT have crucified the Lord of glory.”
Now it becomes clearer and clearly that when a brother or sister in Christ or anyone for that matter who wrongs you that you should not look to blame or find fault with that brother or sister or person in the world, but rather KNOW that it is our enemy, that OLD SERPENT, that ANCIENT one, which is called the DEVIL, and SATAN, who is deceiving and INFLUENCING your brother or sister or that person in the world to do whatever they did to you. Jesus said of those who were INFLUENCED by the Satan to crucify him, Father FORGIVE them for or BECAUSE they KNOW NOT what they are doing.
II Corinthians 10:3 says the same thing in a different way,
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not WAR after the flesh. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, (and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;)”
Satan and the principalities and powers will bring thoughts to us and try and build strongholds in our minds and imaginations. Sometimes this is known as “jumping to conclusions” or making assumptions that are simply not what was intended by your brother or sister in Christ Jesus or those in the world. But instead of casting down these imaginations some react or respond in the flesh and thereby remove their self out of the love walk that God has ordained us all to walk.
1 John says how can we say that we love God if we do NOT love our fellow man. Therefore prove your love for God BY walking in LOVE to your fellow man.
Ephesians 6:12 says,
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Our enemy is NOT with our fellow man, which Satan wants us to believe. But rather Satan and these fallen principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness deceive and tempt mankind into setting one man against the other. Therefore don’t ALLOW yourself to be used by him or to be deceived by him to get out of love for your fellow man, because Satan is just trying to save his own neck by taking as many of mankind with him as he can to the pit or lake of fire, which was NOT at the first created for any of mankind. But we hear the cry of God saying WHY has hell ENLARGED herself. It REPENTED God that he ever made this NEW creation called mankind when God had basically no choice but to destroy ALL of mankind with a flood saving ONLY EIGHT people to start over to PROVE once and for all time that his creations are PERFECT in the day that they are created.
So to dogmatically demand that I can back up every single statement that I have proposed to you in this study by a DIRECT QUOTE from the word of God would not be a true statement, BUT I am confident to say that this study has brought great peace to my own mind in resolving all the conflicts that I have heard through the years. To me it is better to make the assumption based on verses that seem to IMPLY what I have proposed as being valid rather than go along with the point of view or OPINION of others, who FALSELY teach that God is the one that causes EVERYTHING to be both good and EVIL, and that is God, who is the one to be blamed for ALL the suffering that takes place in the world, every rape, every murder, every war, every act of violence, and every tragedy. Some go as far to say that God specifically CREATED EVIL, and then quote Isaiah 45:7 in order to try and prove their point of view that God creates certain specific individuals specifically for the sole reason of none other than to destroy them in the lake of fire to show that he is all powerful. And then they go on to say that at the same time God creates some people to be destroyed he also creates only certain specific individuals, who they say are God's ELECT chosen from the foundation of the world specifically and for the sole reason to be saved. And then further they go on to dogmatically teach that there is absolutely NOTHING that anyone can do to change what God himself has supposedly predestined their fate to be.
So let us read Isaiah 45:7 to see if God SPECIFICALLY CREATED EVIL just for the SOLE REASON to destroy this evil in the end in the lake of fire to supposedly show his mighty power.
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create EVIL: I the Lord do all these things."
Now first of all this verse says;
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and CREATE evil: I the Lord DO all these things."
To me there is a DIFFERENCE between "I CREATE" and "God CREATED" and God "DOES" in the present tense as opposed to God "DID" in the past tense. Let me explain to you what I mean by this. If something is MADE or CREATED it is generally assumed that the maker or creator had INTENTIONALLY made or CREATED it according to the intended design. However if something has been given the opportunity to BE created as in the PRESENT tense CREATE, then this something that God CREATES, as in, ALLOWED to BE created, or brought forth into existence, may or may NOT be what this creation was INTENDED or SPECIFICALLY CREATED to BE.
Wow that was a mouthful and I may have lost some of you so let me explain what I mean by this again. You see most of us as Christians believe without a doubt that God created us with a WILL of our OWN called by some as a FREE WILL to CHOOSE, to determine, or to "CREATE", if you will, our OWN destiny. So it is buy our OWN choice that we create or make EVIL acts to come into being. But in a SENSE it was God who created us with this FREE WILL to CHOOSE to bring forth good or to bring forth into existence EVIL. Thus God in THIS sense creates , as in, I God CREATE, PRESENT tense, BY ALLOWING my creation to CHOOSE both good OR evil to BE to be brought forth by each individual creation that I have created. But in truth, the WHOLE word of God the Almighty our creator did NOT SPECIFICALLY create any of his creation for the sole purpose to BE EVIL as his INTENDED purpose.
We CLEARLY saw from the word of God that Almighty God CREATED paste tense Lucifer and ALL the other angels PERFECT in all their ways. So therefore it WAS, IS and has always been God's INTENTION and SPECIFIC DESIGN for all that he CREATES to be PERFECT and VERY GOOD.
But because God ALSO GAVE his creation the ABILITY to reason and make CHOICES, then the creation ITSELF creates both good and evil.
Also you have to understand the TRUE BIBLICAL meaning of the word "EVIL". This word "EVIL" here in Isaiah 45:7 means:
Bad, DISAGREEABLE, inferior in quality, by extension: evil, wicked in ethical quality. In other words, what is DISAGREEABLE to God is inferior in quality and ethically evil. Also God actions of JUDGMENT are DISAGREEABLE to the WICKED, and even not what God himself really DESIRES to do, but God's judgments are not ethically evil. Please see Ezekiel 14:21-23.
"For thus says the Lord God; How much more when I send my four sore JUDGMENTS upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast.
22. Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth, and you shall see their WAY and their DOINGS: and you shall be COMFORTED concerning the EVIL that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning ALL that I have brought upon it,
23. And they shall comfort you, WHEN you SEE their WAYS and their DOINGS: and you shall KNOW that I have NOT done WITHOUT CAUSE all that I have DONE, says the Lord God."
So when we KEEP Isaiah 45:7 in it's CONTEXT it is God's JUDGMENT or wrath at the second coming of Jesus being brought upon the WICKED so again God NOT desiring or having pleasure in this yet future punishment that he MUST create of bring to pass is EVIL in that sense.
You see, with what I have proposed in this study places the cause and blame on the ENEMY of God and on those of mankind who follow and obey the influences and temptations of the ENEMY, which is that OLD SERPENT, the devil or SATAN, an ANCIENT one, and NOT upon God, who CREATES ONLY that kind of evil, or what is EVIL or DISAGREEABLE in MAN'S eyes. God WARNS us in the first part of Hosea 4:6 that his people are destroyed for or because of the LACK of KNOWLEDGE and if we REJECT the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH, then God has no choice but to then REJECT THEM and ALLOW EVIL to come upon them. This is what is meant when the word says I create in the present tense EVIL. It does NOT mean the God CREATES mankind EVIL and there is NOTHING that they can do to CHANGE the evil or wickedness that is found in them.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: BECAUSE you have REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I will also REJECT YOU...."
Now this is NOT God's INTENDED purpose for mankind. In other words, God did NOT SPECIFICALLY CREATE mankind to BE EVIL or DISAGREEABLE to himself. That would be FOOLISHNESS. Are you better than God? Would you make something for the SOLE REASON of being DISAGREEABLE to you? NO, Absolutely Not ! So NO, a thousand times NO, God did NOT create EVIL in the WAY many INTERPRET what evil is in their own eyes. Also please take note that this verse does NOT says that God's people are destroyed, for or BECAUSE God specifically CREATED them to be destroyed as some FALSELY teach. But rather God's people are destroyed fro lack of KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH and that they themselves have REJECTED God's knowledge of the TRUTH to make them free. And we also read in God's word that God is NOT WILLING that ANY man should perish but rather that all men would COME to the KNOWLEDGE of the truth rather than to continue to REJECT his KNOWLEDGE of the truth. And that God take NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked. Again please read the study called "EXAMINING CALVINISM IN THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD!"
Also some buy into the lie of Satan who in error of deception say of themselves that there is NO God or judge over them, therefore to THEM in their own eyes there is no such thing as EVIL or GOOD, so they falsely claim that man can do as he pleases. But if you are honest with yourself and you just take a close look at the world around you, there are DEFINITELY things that are DISAGREEABLE to YOU my fellow man. Now you yourself may not see what pleases YOU as being EVIL, but in the eyes of God it is DISAGREEABLE to him. And if you are truthful with yourself there are some things that other people do that pleases them that does NOT please YOU. In other words, the deeds of some people are DISAGREEABLE or EVIL to you, but NOT to THEM. But you are NOT that other person's judge and they are NOT your judge and without judgment there will only be CHAOS and the survival of the fittest or those who are the MOST EVIL and I do mean EXTREMELY EVIL. In other words, a world without God's JUDGMENT, which is the EVIL that God MUST create or bring to pass, then man will be his OWN judge. So whatever any man considers evil to him, then he will create evil to the one who did evil to him and so forth until only the most extreme evil people remain.
However, since Almighty God is the CREATOR of ALL things including being YOUR creator whether you acknowledge this TRUTH or not, then Almighty God has the RIGHT to ELIMINATE everything that is DISAGREEABLE or EVIL to him, no matter if his methods for the MOMENT seem EVIL to us and are DISAGREEABLE to us. In the END we will one day see that all God does is NOT without CAUSE.
You see, when the enemy deceives man into disobeying God, then this removes man out of the covering or hedge of protection that God has around those that are being saved. Satan then accuses the one he has just deceived into disobeying God before Almighty God. And then, because of God’s FAITHFULNESS to his own word, God is helpless to come to our aid UNTIL we REPENT, which places us back into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, which is the OPPOSITE of EVIL, and ASK God to intervene in our life.
So THEREFORE, UNTIL we are found to be in RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, then Satan has legal right to bind us with sickness or disease or inflict some type of tragedy upon us and will do so, until we repent and are recovered out of the snare of the devil. You see SIN, or that which is DISAGREEABLE to God, brings down the hedge of protection that God has around us and opens the door to the enemy to bring about consequences for our disobedience. There are at times consequences to sin even though we are forgiven our sins. Sometime these consequences are small and go unnoticed at the time, but if you are willing to look, you will certainly see the effects sin has left behind in your life.
Now to me this view, which I have proposed to you my fellow man and dear brothers and sisters in the Lord in this study, has opened up the word of God to me. The Holy Spirit has shown me many new weapons for overcoming sin that I never saw before. I have separated these insights into many different studies, all of which will lead us as believers to live our lives free from sin and walk in the way that is pleasing and AGREEABLE to God. Is not this your desire, to walk in the way that is pleasing to God?
If so, then I beseech you to read the rest of the studies I have posted here on my website at AMatterOfTruth.com beginning with those I have listed first. Some at the very beginning on the menu of studies are Bible studies that cover the basics of being saved but still yet they very enlightening to even mature believers as I have been told by some of y readers and seekers of the TRUTH. And as you continue down the list you will learn HOW to over come sin. You will learn how to read and study the Bible on your own. You will learn how to pray sound Biblical prayers that get answered by God. You will learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and your power and authority as a believer. Then comes teachings on the rapture of the church and the second coming of Jesus according to what the WHOLE word of God teaches and not what doctrines of men teach. As you move further down the list of studies you will find many if not most of the studies to be on highly controversial subjects. You may find some that YOU YOURSELF may not AGREE with upon first reading them, but I assure you that if you are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God and you ALLOW the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth you will see very clearly that all I teach is based SOUNDLY upon the WHOLE word of God.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE in the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Always and forever,
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