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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
the earth when they were created, in the day that the
Lord God made the earth and the heavens."
However, the word
day
in this context is not
necessarily a twenty-four-hour day, but a general period
of time. That might have been multiple thousands or
millions of years ago. Angels were placed on earth before
the creation of man. Since angels are immortal spirit
beings, they might have dwelt here thousands or
millions of years before the creation of man. How many
God does not reveal. The earth, at first, was the abode of
angels. But, Jude 6, "And the angels which kept not
their first estate, but left their own habitation [the
earth] ...."
What Is God's Appearance?
Now more detail on
WHO
and
WHAT
God
is.
God is Spirit (John 4:24, Revised Standard
Version). Why is God not real to so many people?
Because God and the Word were composed of
SPIRIT,
not
matter, not flesh and blood, like humans. God is
invisible
to human eyes (Col. 1:15). He does not seem
real. To seem real, the mind naturally wants to visualize
a definite form and shape. But even though God is
composed of spirit and not of visible matter, God
nevertheless does have definite form and shape.
What is God's form and shape?
In Genesis 1:26, "God said, Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness." We know the form and shape of
man. That is the image, likeness, form and shape of God.
In various parts of the Bible, it is revealed that God
has a face, eyes, a nose, mouth and ears. He has hair on his
head.
It
is revealed God has arms and legs. And God has
hands and fingers. No animal, fowl, bird, fish, insect or any
other kind of life we know of has hands like human hands.
Even if any other living being ofwhich we know had a mind
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