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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
intelligence and character tendencies. Environment
includes all external influences and self-determined
motivations-whether good or evil.
Heredity-if of good and high quality-may start
one off at an advantage. An inspiring environment,
uplifting influences and right self-motivation may
further improvement. Such environment may turn one
of inferior heredity into a real success in life.
But a discouraging environment, evil influences
and misguided self-motivation may turn one of excellent
heredity into failure and an evil nature.
God started his chosen nation off-even though
brought out of slavery-with all the natural advantages
of a superior heredity. God pulled them out of slavery
and gave them a new and fresh start. One might say they
had everything God-given going for them.
But now WHY? Why did God so prepare and raise
up this nation Israel?
Consider WHY God created mankind in the first
place! GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF THROUGH MAN! He is
creating in MAN God's own perfect holy and righteous
spiritual CHARACTER! And that, in turn, is purposed to
restore
the GOVERNMENT OF Goo over all the earth. And,
further, to create BILLIONS OF GoD BEINGS TO FINISH THE
CREATION OF THE VAST UNFINISHED UNIVERSE! And,
beyond that?
Ah! God has not as yet revealed what he purposes
beyond that!
Everything God has done, since the creation of the
first humans, has been another progressive step in God's
overall supreme PURPOSE!
Type of the Kingdom of God
The immediate purpose, so far in the history of
mankind, is to prepare for THE KINGDOM OF Goo,
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