What Happened in the Garden of Eden? Part 42
Having covered all the arguments that I am aware of that have been used against the preciousness of God’s loving nature, the world has conjured up/thinks God abandoned man in the Garden and left him to an open shame without recourse against a maligned enemy with power beyond our abilities to comprehend and that the whole race of man is therefore condemned but a God-appointed elect!! Did God have this purpose in creating man or did He “enter a battle without counting the cost to see if He had sufficient to finish the tower.” Luke 14:28 From a search of the mind of God, we have collected enough evidence to prove He knew the “end from the beginning.” Acts 15:18 If man’s suspicions concerning the kind nature of our great Benefactor, cannot believe something SO great cannot be true, God has never doubted Himself. The assumption that God would not have worked out all the fine details for our “glory to come” before He created and leave us in a cesspool of sin at the very beginning of His dealings with mankind, shows how deficient we have been in appreciation for what He has done for the “chosen in Christ from the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”!! Ephesians 1:4
We started our discussion with the question that still waits before us, What did Adam, do? We took their premise and proved there was nothing he could have done that would have involved the soul and spirit of his offspring, that his part in the mystery of God was to provide a tabernacle in which the creation of God could grow and flourish and that the part Adam provided was even in the Garden in a process of transmutation that sin interrupted!! Did God give up on the idea of man spending eternity with Him for ceaseless ages? If not, to include eternal damnation from the beginning is foolish!! What God DID do was to keep secret the “mystery” which would forever establish the unity of His purpose and the glory “that awaits”!!
If the body was trans-mutating from the beginning should that not show the seeker of truth the beauty a glimpse not comprehended by the eternal pessimist? But they taught their disciples that death was never a part of the plan of God, it was a change of course brought about because Eve got Adam to SIN!! Do you mean to tell truth-seekers that God DID NOT know Adam would sin BEFORE He created Adam? Do you really believe that Adam’s sin was a “game changer”?? If this be true, God could not plan any better than His creation, could He?? This “shot from the sidelines” preached by denominationalism changed the way man would look at death, the plan of God, and his own immortality. God “foreknew, foreordained, and predetermined,” Romans 8, Ephesians 1, why could God not have “made provision” for the weakness of mankind, known as sin, before and included in His LOVE FOR HIS CREATION from the beginning?? would that not make a lot more sense?? Was death the “mystery” or was the plan of God the “mystery” not known to Adam and Eve? Did not Satan not say to Eve, “dieing, you are dieing already.” I agree that sin made the experience of death different as it also made the birthing of mankind, but dieing was not a secret-they were trans-mutating!! God said to God: “Behold, the man is become as one of us….so He drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Genesis 3:22-24
Man has Two Fathers, one physical, the other spiritual. “Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us (this is from Adam), and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits (this is Christ, the creator of all spirits and souls, Ezekiel 18:1-4) and live?” Hebrews 12:9 Our human parents are the fathers of our flesh, our souls DID NOT come from their bodies!! Dust does not produce souls!! God challenges the Jew with this question in Ezekiel. What God does with the souls of the fathers and sons is not the business of any man. None can say to Him, “what doest Thou?” He that gave us our being does us no wrong if He takes it away from us!! It is impractical to argue with the Maker, “why hast Thou made me thus”? Wisdom declares: “my soul is Thine, take my heart, it is Thine, make it as Thou wilt!” Since the eternal comes from the “spiritual Father,” not the physical, blaming Adam for our sin is foolishness!! Knowing he showed Satan the way into our soul/spirit does not mean Adam made us sinners, we did that to ourselves!!