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The Mystery of Man
And now, of all living beings in the universe,
Goo could be certainly relied upon never to depart from
the way of his law. No higher, more perfect being could
be created than the cherub, Lucifer, who rebelled.
Character cannot be automatically created by fiat.
Godly spiritual character is the habitual action and
conduct of the person or created entity to come to a
knowledge of the true ways of God, and to exercise the
will to follow those ways even against opposition,
temptation or self-desire to the contrary. Character
must be developed with the assent, will and action of the
separately created entity. It is imparted by God and
must be willingly received by that entity. So God now
determined, or had predetermined, to accomplish the
creative feat-by
reproducing himself!
was to be accomplished through
God knew this
must be brought about through
Man in God's Image
To prepare the earth for the creation of man, God
renewed the face of the earth. This is explained in Psalm
104:30: "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created:
and thou renewest the face of the earth."
Now back to Genesis 1:2: The earth had come to be
in a state of ruin. " ... And the Spirit of God moved
upon the face of the waters."
The first thing God did was turn darkness back into
as originally made. God said, "Let there be light:
and there was light" (Gen. 1:3).
So in six days God
(this renewing was not its original creation, but restoring
it to the condition of its original creation) preparing it
for the creation of
God separated the dry land from the oceans. He
created then the plant life on the land, then the sea life