operations. These experiences are of the natural and are not dependent upon
They are designed to point us to the God of the Bible and itsrevelational content.However, these experiences are not confirmations of our lifestyle ormission in life. I know many, who in the ecstasy of the human orgasm, havephilosophized--How can their immoral sex be wrong when it feels so good? Godmust indeed be pleased or He would not have blessed the individual with suchspiritual delights. For the Christian, all of our experiences must be evaluated interms of the Bible and its stated doctrines. This is often how heresies get started:for example, a dynamic personality starts a church and thousands come to listen
to his entertaining messages. The presence of the crowds is seen as God’s
endorsement of the preacher and is interpreted as a sign from God. What thepreacher should really learn from his situation is this: he would also be goodselling vacuum cleaners on TV.
Talent is confused with God’s approval.
Alex does not understand the nature of the fall of man in the
Garden of Eden. The garden marks the point of God’s first creation of mankind
upon the earth. This original species rebelled against God, and sought to
establish a Kingdom upon this earth that did not depend upon God. It was God’
purpose to teach mankind the reality of God’s Laws and the resulting culture.
When man fell, it was because he did not want to be subject to God, but wantedto establish his own world with the knowledge of good and evil determined byruling elites or by democratic processes. Man, it was felt, knows best and shouldnot be limited by some distant divine dictator. This resulting fall actually
destroyed man’s divine nature and polluted every aspect of his mind and body,
and placed a divine judgment upon even his best efforts.When Jesus died on the cross, something very dramatic happened inhistory. God was, in a sense, creating a new Eden. When a person accepts aBiblical view of reality and accepts the fact that Jesus died in his place, thatperson becomes a
. Yes, that is right. This earth is now populated bytwo species: those that are of the first creation and who are in rebellion againstGod; and the second creation, which seeks to live the life that God originally