What Happened in the Garden of Eden? Part 32
Always anxious to defend God, we have set forth a premise that if irrefutable is the answer to in-born sin, Jesus dieing on the cross, and the answer to the questions of the ages. Adam could have done nothing to change, refute, alter, amend, or stop the plan of God from before time!!
False are the assumptions that man who is and was created, had a beginning, had not before existed could inject himself into a plan not of his own making which was in existence and was created in perfection before he was created and contend that ONE man could or might detract, improve upon, or change God’s plan, especially one that had been decided upon before anything was created!!
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, To redeem them that were under the law , that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5 Do you realize what had been decided, what had been planned, what had been prepared, what had to have happened, for the events mentioned in these verses to have come into existence?? The End HAD BEEN decided before the beginning came to be!! Who but God could know, mention the “mystery” before it originated?? I want to give all the credit to Adam he richly deserves, but telling me a mere mortal can alter or change what Deity had before prepared, what “eye had not seen, ear heard, neither had entered into the heart of man”!! 1 Corinthians 2:9, is beyond the bounds of reason and intelligence!!
“That in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in Him.” Ephesians 1:10 Who had ever heard of a dispensation? What is meant by dispensation? A dispensation is the management of someone’s property. Christ was assigned the function to manage the property which did not belong to Him, it belonged to the Father! It was the Plan of all who are called God! Again, could Adam have changed this by anything he could have done?? It has to be clear that ALL things along the way to the fulfillment of the “mystery” were just a part of the plan, a means to the end. This is where so many people get confused about the Jews. They never were THE central part of God’s “mystery,” they were only a part not the whole!! Did God plan from the end to the beginning or the beginning to the end-who would know unless it was revealed? Like the Jew, Adam was just a part of the means God was to use to bring salvation to we who were the plan!!
“He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him to them gave He power to become sons of God. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:11-14 Did Adam know he was going to be the fore-runner of a type of creation to come? Did he have in hand the gravity of the situation to know he was changing the “mystery” before it could ever be revealed? Did Satan?
I am using these verses of scripture to show that without doubt or much thinking, Adam was just glad to be on the team, not the pilot who crashed the plane!! “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 All that pre-existed Christ on this planet was for the glory of Christ. Colossians 1:`5-18 All things that Christ did until the resurrection was so HIS Church could exist in peace with the Father. All things done by Deity was so salvation and adoption could be ours!! If it were not for the establishment of the Church of Christ Adam and Eve could not have been saved or to say it another way; if the Church was not the “mystery” God had in mind before creation, Adam and Eve would never have had a bright tomorrow!! “To make all men see what is the fellowship (joint contribution of all the parts put together) of the “mystery”which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God who created all thing by Jesus Christ. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places (the forerunners who were in the working of the plan) might be known by the church. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3: 9-11 The Church of Christ is “the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.” Ephesians 1:23 She is the purpose of Him playing the role to save!!
Adam had nothing to do with the establishment of the Church of Christ—he is now just very glad to be apart of IT!! Abraham “looked” for her, she existed, but had not yet come to this planet!!