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kidnapped Adam, and all his human family has ever
since been held captive by Satan.
God would have revealed to Adam God's way of
life-which is God's spiritual law. That law is the way of
outflowing love-but it would have been "the love of
God ... shed abroad in [human] hearts by the Holy
[Spirit]" (Rom. 5:5). Human natural carnal love cannot
fulfill God's holy law.
But, even as a human embryo has been begotten by
human parents, and just as the embryo must develop
through the process of gestation before being born, so is
the Spirit-led Christian, and so would have been Adam.
But he would have experienced a direct connection
and contact with God.
I like to compare this to the umbilical cord
connecting the newborn baby with its mother. Its human
life and physical nourishment has been supplied during
gestation from the mother to the child. God's spirit
imparted to the Christian through the Holy Spirit. Also,
spiritual knowledge is imparted by God but through the
indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Cor. 2:10). Full
comprehension of God's
(his way of life) is imparted
by God through the Holy Spirit. But the law of God
requires action and performance, and
is the
fulfilling of God's law (Rom. 13:10), and it can be fulfilled
only by the love of and from God (Rom. 5:5).
So Adam would have had the in-depth spiritual
knowledge to live God's way, and also would have been
supplied with the divine love that, only, can fulfill that
perfect law of love and put it into action.
He would also have received by the Spirit of God the
of God. He would have received knowledge,
guidance and help from God. He would have had reliance
on God to intervene in matters beyond his control. In
such matters God supernaturally does for us what we are