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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
rebelled against administering or even obeying it. He
had led all his angels astray and into the sin of
rebellion.
Now consider further. Apparently the entire
universe had been created also at the time of the earth's
creation. There is no evidence either in God's revealed
Word, nor in science, that any of the planets in endless
outer space had been inhabited with any form of life.
But God does nothing in vain. He always has a
purpose.
Apparently all such planets in the entire universe
NOW
are waste and empty-decayed
(tohu
and
bohu)-like
the earth was, as described in Genesis 1:2.
But God did not create them in such conditions of
decay-like our moon. Decay is
not
an original created
condition-it is a condition
resulting from a process
of
deterioration. Evidently if the now fallen angels had
maintained the earth in its original beautiful condition,
improved it, carried out God's instructions, and obeyed
his government, they would have been offered the
awesome potential of populating and carrying out a
tremendous creative program throughout the entire
universe. When they turned traitor on earth, their sin
must have also brought simultaneously physical
destruction to the other planets throughout the
universe, which were potentially and conditionally put
in subjection to them.
Earth to Become Universe Headquarters
It will be explained in chapter 7 of this work that God's
purpose is to make this earth, ultimately, the
headquarters of the entire universe.
Remember, this earth, originally, was intended
to
be the abode of a third of all the angels. The angels,
beholding the earth at its creation, found it so beautiful
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