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The Mystery of Man
ONLY
when the Holy Spirit enters, combining with
the "human" spirit, can a man come to really
comprehend that which is spiritual-"But the natural
man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know
them, because they are spiritually discerned" (verse
14).
The most highly educated view all things through
the eyeglasses of evolutionary theory. Evolution is
concerned solely with material life and development. It
knows and teaches nothing about spiritual life and
problems, and all the evils in the world are spiritual in
nature.
That is
WHY
the most highly educated are, overall,
the most ignorant-they are confined to knowledge of
the material, and to "good" on the self-centered level.
Knowledge of God and the things of God are foolishness
to them. But, of course, God says, "The wisdom of this
world is foolishness with God"
(I
Cor. 3:19).
World Cut Off from God
Now back to the first human, Adam.
Remember God's
PURPOSE
in creating man on the
earth: 1) to restore the
GOVERNMENT OF
Goo on earth,
and by regulating human life through that
GOVERNMENT,
a) complete the physical creation of earth where angels
turned it to ruin, and b) in the process complete the
creation of
MAN
by developing righteous spiritual
CHARACTER;
and 2) to establish the
KINGDOM OF
Goo, and
eventually the incredible human potential of finishing
the creation of the vast
UNIVERSE!
This supreme
PURPOSE
required: 1) that
MAN
reject
Satan's
WAY,
embracing Goo's
WAY
of
LOVE,
based on
God's spiritual law; and 2) that man be made first of
matter so that, if he was led into Satan's way of
"GET,"
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