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From Christ to now, only a VERY MINUTE PORTION ofhuman–
ity has been called, and they for the SPECIAL MISSION ofTHE GREAT
COMMISSION - "Go ye into all the world and preach the GOSPEL"
We who have been called in this "church age" have been
called to qualify as rulers with and under Christ in the Kingdom
of God, restoring the GOVERNMENT OF Goo, in other words, to de–
velop the holy, righteous CHARACTER ofGod. But OUR PART in the
GREAT COMMISSION is the assignment God has given as THE MEANS
of preparing us for rulership with and under Christ when He
comes - and THAT IS NOW SOON!
This chapter began with the question of whether this evil
"human nature" is born in a sweet tiny baby. Let me now just
quote three passages from the Bible.
"And they brought unto him (Jesus] also infants, that he
would touch them.... Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suf–
fer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for
such is the kingdom of God" (Luke 18: 15-16). The evil nature
which sorne erroneously have supposed was bom in babies is the
nature of Satan's kingdom, but "of such" -
these babies-
is the
Kingdom of Goo.
"At the same time carne the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little
child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily
l say unto you, Except ye be converted,
and become as
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt.
"Jesus said, Suffer
children, and forbid them not, to
come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven" (Matt.
19: 14).
We humans start out at birth all right. We begin our human
life with neither the "human nature" from Satan nor the Divine
may be
only by
Spirit. But soon
we begin to absorb and ACQUIRE the selfish, self-centered attitude
broadcast by Satan. But Satan's kingdom of angels - now turned
to demons - rejected the GOVERNMENT OF Goo, and it was thus
removed from earth.
Goo's PURPOSE in having created and put HUMANS on earth