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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
rebellion, it left God himself as the only being who
would not
and
cannot
sin.
And God is the Father of the divine God family or
kingdom.
Notice John
1:1-5.
The Word who was "made flesh"
(verse
14)
has existed always-from eternity-with the
Father. God the Father has created all things-the
entire universe-by him who became Jesus Christ (Eph.
3:9; Col.
1:16-17).
When Jesus was on earth, he prayed to God, his
Father in heaven. The Father spoke of Jesus as "my
beloved son, in whom I am well pleased." Jesus lived on
earth as a human, tempted in all points as we are, yet
without sin.
The fourth word in the English Bible is "God"
(Gen.
1:1).
And the original Hebrew word is
Elohim,
a
noun plural in form, like the English word
family,
church
or
group.
The divine family is God. There is one
God-the one family, consisting of more than one
Person.
God saw that no being less than God, in the God
family, could be
certainly
relied on never to sin-to be like
God-who cannot sin. To fulfill his purpose for the entire
vast universe, God saw that nothing less than himself (as
the God family) could be absolutely relied upon to carry
out that supreme purpose in the entire universe.
Why
Humans Succeed Fallen Angels
God then purposed
to reproduce himself,
through
humans, made in his image and likeness, but made first
from material flesh and blood, subject to death if there
is sin unrepented of-yet with the possibility of being
born into the divine family begotten by God the Father.
God saw how this could be done through Christ, who
gave himself for that purpose.
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