We know, according to Genesis 1:31, that all of God’s creation was precisely as He would have it to be. There was nothing lacking in it, neither was there anything lacking in the man that He had created. His eyes were not 'shut ' in that his understanding and knowledge were not deficient. He understood all that God had ordained that he should understand; he saw all things as God would have him see them; he determined all things according to God 's wisdom and will. He was not God, and could never be God, for he could not see, know and determine as God does. This is particularly true in the case of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ in the absolute sense of these concepts. That man lacked the acumen to determine such is immediately evident in the fact that he could not perceive the absolute 'goodness ' of his Creator, and remain in obedience to Him, but yielded to the 'evil ' of the Serpent, and rebelled.
The Bible teaches us that “in Adam all die” (1 Corinthians 15:22). It teaches us that all human beings are formed in iniquity and conceived in sin (Psalms 51:5). As soon as the soul unites with body, in the womb, man becomes a sinful creature. He goes astray from God, not at a certain age of accountability, but from the very womb (Psalms 58:3). Man ‘in Adam’ is described in many negative ways in the Scripture. He is said to be a creature who, although alive physically, is “dead in trespasses and sins” because he is “alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in (him) because of the blindness of (his) heart.” As one so alien...
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...s sight, the only way that the final and terrible sentencing of the Lord can be avoided, is if we are truly born-again, new creatures in Christ, redeemed souls who love and believe God and have the fruits of devotion to and obedience of God to show for it.
If we live as our own ‘guiding light’, if we sow to the flesh, we will perish miserably and eternally in our sins. If, on the other hand, we put to death the evil deeds of our fallen nature, if we make no provision for that nature, if we sow to the Spirit, in brief if we have Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit as our Counselor and Guide, we will live (Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:6, Romans 8:13, Galatians 6:8).
All accounts are coming fully payable and there will be no ‘neutral’ position to resort to. All evil, all wrong, and all lies will certainly perish, along with all of their advocates.
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