those verses that way for 22 years.
Mr. Armstrong understood it that way but in the end probably not clear.
But we will literally inhabit eternity at that point. That’ll be
we live. Now that’s not what the sermon isabout but I wanted to clear it up. I wanted to show that yes we do have a, a point at which we are absolutely a part of God’s Family, beginning with a birth at a specific event and point called the resurrection. But we
can access everything if I can use another analogy that is in God’s library, which is existed for all eternity.Everything He’s ever known or done we can access. It will be as though we have access to that past. However,that sets up the question about which the sermon is directed and to which the sermon is directed. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, basic question, Ready? One word, why? Why did God createthe heavens and the earth if He existed for all time? If Christ is the Alpha and the Omega along with the Father the beginning and the end always been here, brethren why did God need to create the heaven and the earth?
...Even if the earth is the universe
, is 17 billion years old. Let’s theorize that it is. Lets take the far end of thatand lets suppose the Big Bang theory is correct and God started the universe that way. I, I have a problem withit
but I don’t know,
we’ll find out from God
we can access all that He’s known for eternity. But my pointis, If you, go to the far end of that estimate, you still have a lot of time prior to that, eternity as a matter of fact,
going as far back as eternity goes where God had not created the heaven and the earth.
Why did God do it,if God had existed for multiple vigintillion of years? Vigintillion is one with 63 zeroes, its suppose to be the biggest number in the universe. I, I don’t know why that’s the biggest number. Why 63 zeroes is as big as it gets but that’s what I’m told. Well if God was here long before
Why did Hereach a point in time where He said I’m gonna create a heavens and the earth...?”“The
plan for Christ to die
began literally at the foundation of the world. The foundation is, is, the bottom building block. You know what a foundation of a house is. The foundation of the
is when God startedto build it. Why? Why was that part of the plan?”“Now after God decided to build the
questions were gonna have to come up from all
who were part of it, why did He do it? Well part of the plan was literally from the beginning. He knew He would have tohave a Savior die but why? Why would a Savior have to die? Turn to John 10... Every time I have studied thissubject I find I have drifted away from the fundamental understanding and I’ve not answered the question yet.Were gonna let God do it. John 10:17, therefore John 10:17, “Therefore does My Father love Me because I laydown My life”, and He made that decision at the
foundation of the universe,
“that I might take it again.”“They had plenty of fellowship with 100 of millions of angels so says the book of Rev... that is not astretch...100 million even after 1/3 revolted and rebelled there was still 2/3 of what the bible calls 100’s of million and millions and millions if you remember the verse, plenty of
, to talk to. If God wanted councilHe had 24 elders around Him. He had archangels, two of them still faithful now those actually
Ithink you understand that so at that point if were really gonna be correct, let me correct myself they are
so God had all of them. Why did He need to have his Son go risk Himself?
Now there’s anotherheresy that sprung up.
That Christ could not sin ...John 3, John chapter 3. I heard this verse. It’s maybe theonly verse I ever really remember from my Presbyterian days, and everybody stops short of the verse after it.John 3 says and it explains God’s motive for why He risked His Son and why He created the universe in the first place. Here, ‘for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him,’now we know from Rev. 13:8 that decision was made at the beginning before He ever even made the world. Hedecided He loved it because Christ was slain from the foundations of the world. That decision was made at thevery beginning when God started laying the bricks of His plan. He loved the world in advance that ‘He gave Hisonly begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent notHis Son.’ This is the key verse, ‘into the world to condemn the world, that the world through Him might besaved.’ That death was planned long ago and God’s motive very simply was in a word love...” Note: Rev. 5:11; ”Then I looked and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures andelders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands.”“I John 4, John is often called the apostle of love, and yet John talked more about truth, by the way. And no,Body, calls him, the apostle of truth. But the reality is John was the apostle of love, and somebody else was
the apostle of truth, if there, if we could say
there was such,
and if there
was it was John,
cause its not like youcan have truth or have love. God’s word it says in another place is John, I John 2, was actually perfected in love
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