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38 THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
But the Great God through the Word first designed and cre–
ated SPIRIT BEINGS - angels, each individually created - millions
or perhaps even billions of them! They were composed wholly of
Spirit. They were given self-containing life - life inherent - im–
mortality. But also God created within them MINDS - with power
to think, to reason, to make choices and decisions!
The Supreme Creative Accomplishment
But there was one super-important quality that even God's cre–
ative powers could not create instantly by fiat - the same per–
fect, holy, righteous CHARACTER inherent in both God and the
Word!
This kind of character must be DEVELOPED, by the CHOICE
and the INTENT of the one in whom it comes to exist.
So mark well this super-vital truism - that perfect, holy and
righteous
character
is the supreme feat of accomplishment pos–
sible for Almighty God the Creator - it is also the means to His
ultimate supreme PURPOSE! His final objective!
But
uow?
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repeat, such perfect character must be
developed.
It
requires
the free choice and decision of the separate entity in whom it is to
be created. But, further, even then it must be instilled by and from
the Holy God who, only, has such righteous character to endow.
Perfect, holy and righteous character is the ability in such
separate entity to come to discern the true and right way from the
false, to make voluntarily a full and unconditional surrender to
God and His perfect way - to yield to be
conquered
by God - to
determine even against temptation or self-desire, to
live
and
todo
the right. And even then such holy character is the gift of God.
It
comes by yielding to God to instill H1s LAW (God's right way of
life) within the entity who so decides and wills.
Actually, this perfect character comes only from God, as in–
stilled within the entity of His creation, upon voluntary acqui–
escence, even after severe trial and test.
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have devoted a few paragraphs to this point because it is the
supreme pinnacle means in God's overall PURPOSE!
Now as to the pre-historic angels: God l) created them with
minds capable of thinking, reasoning, making choices and deci-