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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
certain place testified, saying ..." Then follows a quotation from
the first six verses
only
of the eigh th psalm.
In this psalm, David continued showing specifically that God
has now placed in subjection under man the solid earth, the
earth's atmosphere or air, and the sea. But now the writer of the
book of Hebrews is inspired to follow with something radically
different
-
something to happen in the world to come!
This revealed knowledge of God's purpose for mankind - of
man's incredible awesome potential - staggers the imagination.
Science knows nothing of it - no religion reveals it, so far as I
know - and certainly higher education is in utter ignorance of it.
Nevertheless, it is what God says He has prepared for them
that !ove Him (ICor. 2:9-10).
I have said before that God revealed necessary knowledge to
our first parents, but
they didn't believe what He said!
Sorne 4,000
years later, Jesus Christ appeared on earth with a message direct
from God the Father in heaven, revealing the same necessary
knowledge - but only a handful-a hundred and twenty-believed
what He said, though many professed to "believe on him" (as in
John 8:30-31, 37-38, 40, 45-46).
Today science, religion, and education still do not believe
WHAT
HE
SAID.
I will explain this - and why - a bit later. But so many of
these interrelated points cannot be explained all at once.
But now let's see what is said in this passage in Hebrews,
beginning where Hebrews leaves off quoting the eighth psalm:
"Thou hast put all things in subjection under his [man's) feet. For
in that he [God) put all in subjection under him [man), he [God)
left
NOTHING
that is not put under him" (Heb. 2:8).
Is it possible God could mean what He says ("all things")?
Nothing
excluded?
In the first chapter, the Moffatt translation of the Bible ren–
ders the Greek word translated "all things" as "the universe."
In other words, for those willing to believe what God says,
He says that He has decreed the entire universe - with all its gal–
axies, its countless suns and planets -
everything-
will be put un–
der man's subjection.
But
wait a moment!
Before you disbelieve, read the next