and that it was pleasant to the eyes
[‘the lust of the eyes,’ I John 2:16]
,and a tree to be desired to make one wise
[‘the pride of life,’ I John 2:16]
,she did eat… and he did eat"
(Gen. 3:6).It is not just the eating of the fruit that was a sin, but the
"lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, andpride of life"
that went before the eating. And just why were they so filled with sin at their verycreation? Because they were in the "perfect spiritual image of GOD?" Poppycock. They werenatural, physical, carnal, and
"…the carnal mind
[with which Adam and Eve were created]
against God, for it is not subject to the law of God
[‘But of the tree of theknowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it…’ Gen. 2:17]
, neither indeed can be"
(Rom.8:7).So, do the Scriptures really teach what the world has been taught—that Adam and Eve weremade into the perfect spiritual
"image of God?"
Get real.Here is how GOD says He created Adam and Eve:
"For the creature was made subject to vanity
[King James Margin: "futility"]
, notwillingly, but by reason of Him
Who has subjected
[Gk: ‘subjects’—aoristtense—subjecting is still going on]
the same in hope"
(Rom. 8:20).In Dante’s inferno, "all hope is gone…," but in God’s realm He subjects the entire creation
God willfully, wantingly, knowingly, purposely, and wisely, created mankind
"subject to vanity,"
subject to failure, but beyond the failure, God also subjects the same in
Once again,contrary to all orthodox doctrine, there is hope for all of God’s carnal-minded, God-hating peopleon planet Earth. God Himself says so, in the same breath:
"because the creature itself
[thesame creation that God subjects to vanity, futility, failure, and carnal-minded hatred against God]
also shall be
[ah, did you catch that? ‘shall be’]
, delivered from the bondage of corruptioninto the glorious liberty of the children of God"
Do you believe the Scriptures?Really—what about this one?And so God,
"made the creature subject to vanity"
—failure, but later in mankind’sdevelopment, the creature
— [future tense]
… shall be delivered from the bondageof corruption."
Ah yes, God created them in a condition of
andtherefore not "immortal" as is taught, but rather in
"bondage of corruption."
But thanks to God,in the resurrection of the dead,
‘…this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortalmust put on immortality’
(I Cor. 15:54).Yes, of course, first comes the PHYSICAL (death), and then the SPIRITUAL (life). There it is—thehope of all humanity. Corruption and mortality (the physical first) must put on incorruption andimmortality [the afterward spiritual).
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