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Did God want Adam and Eve to Sin? What ever happened to God's plan for man?

Post  song on Mon 13 Jul 2009, 7:25 pm

Did God want Adam and Eve to Sin?
What ever happened to God's plan for man?



Written by: Mike Summers

When I look into the heavens I marvel at the engineering job that went into bringing it into existence from nothing.

The universe is truly impressive. When I look at my hand my eye, my ears, I am truly astonished at he engineering that went into making me. The more I think about it the more awed I am with the intelligence of the Being that made you and me. Even more impressive is the mental ability He gave each of us. We are conscious. What an absolute miracle that is! We can think! And we can think about our thinking. Wow! And probably we can think about thinking about our thinking.

Each one of us is incredibly different. And yet we are the same in many ways. A scientist clones a sheep and we are impressed. But God managed to devise a way to make no two people exactly the same. Now, that is one major achievement.

God designed the mind, consciousness--all of it. I would not begin to be able to imagine how one could design something so flexible as the mind. It is subtle. It can perceive nuance
level subtleties or black and white extremes (and at least 16 million colors in between). A spot on a shirt may be only slightly darker than it's surrounding area but we perceive it as different from the color around it. Hence a spot. To make us capable of such subtlety required a brilliant engineer of supreme intelligence.

We are Miracles!When you look at you or another human being, you are looking at an absolute miracle! As our Creator, God wants us to realize this and respect each other. That request is made to us when He commands us to love Him with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves.

How incredible God is! He creates a being and then allows that being the freedom to believe whatever it wants to the point of removing Him from that belief system. There are no "thought police" to keep us from thinking anything we want. Most people realize that they did not ask to come into existence. They are aware that once they did not exist. They realize that at sometime in the future they may not exist again. They can imagine that they could live forever.

Right now they know there is a chance they won't. They realize that they have "free moral agency," but realize that they do not have perfect choice. Most of our religious leaders try to convince us that man has rebelled against his Creator. Truthfully, most of mankind has not made a choice to rebel against God yet.

They only know Satan's side of the story and haven't heard God's--at least if we believe what Jesus said from the cross. I often quote it because I am so impressed by His awesome love for us.
"Father forgive them for they know not what they do. " (Matthew 23:34)
Why should it be a surprise that the Creator would love His creation? Our leaders seem to be unaware of the incredible love and plan God has for man.

God Disappointed? Hardly!!Man has to a large extent (with Satan's influence) turned the mind into a tool for self-deception. Is God terribly disappointed over that? Not on your life. He seems to want to happen what ever it will take to let us see for ourselves why Satan's way will never work!Take the so called "fall of man" in the Garden of Eden. I believe that God set Adam and Eve up. Look at the story again. God creates man. He gives him dominion
over the environment. He puts two trees in the middle of the Garden and tells them not to touch one. He also created curiosity. Now, if He really didn't want someone to touch something, why would He put it right in front of their nose?? I would have hidden it, or taken it to another place where they could not have found it even if they knew to look for it. If I, the created, am capable of figuring this out, someone as sharp an brilliant as God would have. But let's continue the story. God says nothing to Adam and Eve about Satan, according to the narrative. He does not prepare or warn them about His arch enemy that is about to be unleashed on them. God leaves the garden and leaves the gate open, so to speak. In marches Satan. Now wouldn't you think that God would have at least warned Adam and Eve that He was going to let Satan enter the garden and try and deceive them? He doesn't! Remember, the Bible says that Satan can do nothing that God does not allow.

Adam and Eve are Gullible Here are gullible Adam and Eve (God was responsible for their gullibility too) being subjected to the craftiest being and the arch Enemy of them and their Creator. Talk about a set up! But what a brilliant plan. God knows exactly what He was doing. He was going to teach Adam a lesson so profound that it would affect all mankind down through eternity. Remember, God wanted beings like Himself with which to share eternity. He wanted them to be as wise as serpents. So why not let them learn from the
serpent himself? The inference in all of this is that God believed that with the intelligence He gave us we would ultimately be able to out fox Satan!

All This for Friendship!I don't know about you, but there are times when I have felt friendless. It's not a devastating feeling, but it sure adds to life to have some "good" friends. God did not want a bunch of "yes" men around Him though! Since Satan created enmity between God and himself, God realized that other free moral agents would be capable of doing the same. Why not let them "rebel" at the beginning of their creation so they could get a feel for what it is like? He would let them experience what Satan was like as a father. Then they could contrast Satan's way with His (God's). Given a choice few, He was convinced, would choose Satan's way. Man would be first Satan's children and then God's.

Is God's plan working? You bet it is! It is on schedule and going exactly as He planned it. Yes! I want to be just like God. I feel you want to be just like Him too! Most of us Christians as well as others that are not yet called are tired of this "evil" world. We have had it up to here.

God Is Brilliant God is a brilliant planner and manipulator. He can influence people to do things that He wants without them even realizing it. He is in control of what goes on down here. It is His training program for us. Satan is not a "great" power. God is. God is the boss! The "buck" starts and stops with Him. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. What He says goes. I sometimes wonder why our religious leaders do not believe He knows what He is doing but they don't seem to.

A Conspiracy? On the one hand some of our religious leaders say that God is all powerful and has the situation in hand. Then, they talk about a conspiracy theory as if it will somehow threaten God's plan. It's ridiculous. If I became God's arch enemy and wanted to thwart His plan, what could this little piece of dust do? I am no match for someone as brilliant as God.

Neither is any other piece of dust. I am not saying there are no conspiracies. I am saying the "Eternal wrecks the plans of the Pagans." They will do only what He lets them-no more or no less. And He is not about to let them wreck His plan. He would not be God if He did.
Somehow some of our brethren get involved with these conspiracy ideas and it diminishes God in their eyes. They talk about the conspiracy theory as if God doesn't know what is going on.

God has such a mind that knows every hair on our head. Every star has a name that He knows. Not even a sparrow can fall to the ground without Him knowing it. I repeat, God is God and there is no other. He is the owner, operator and ultimate controller of this Universe. Period. That ought give us supreme confidence in His ability.
"Unless
the Lord shall build the house the weary laborers toil in vain. Unless
the lord the city shields the guards maintain a useless watch...
" (Psalm 127:1)
God knows what He is doing! He is the one that puts kings in their office. He is the one that takes them out -- not the illuminati or Jesuits or anyone else. God is the "man"!

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