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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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at God's own throne in heaven over the universe and the adminis–
tration of the government of God, had rejected that government,
corrupted his way, rebelled against administering or even obeying
it. He had led all his angels astray and into the sin of rebellion and
disloyalty.
Now consider further. Apparently the entire universe had
been created also at the time of the earth's creation. There is no
evidence either in God's revealed Word, nor in science, that any of
the planets in endless outer space had been inhabited with any
form of life. But God does nothing in vain. He always has a pur–
pose.
Apparently all such planets in the entire universe
NOW
are
waste and empty- decayed
(tohu
and
bohu)-
like the earth was,
as described in Genesis 1:2. But God did not create them in such
conditions of decay - like our moon. Decay is
not
an original cre–
ated condition - it is a condition
resulting from a process
of dete–
rioration. Evidently if the now fallen angels had maintained the
earth in its original beautiful condition, improved it, carried out
God's instructions, and obeyed His government, they would have
been offered the awesome potential of populating and carrying
out a tremendous creative program throughout the entire uní–
verse. When they turned traitor on earth, their sin must have also
brought simultaneously physical destruction to the other planets
throughout the universe, which were potentially and conditionally
put in subjection to them.
As God surveyed this cataclysmic tragedy, He must have re–
alized that since the highest, most perfect being within His al–
mighty power to create, had turned to rebellion, it left God
Himself as the only being who
would not
and
cannot
sin.
And God is the father ofthe Divine God Family.
Notice John 1:1-5. The "Word" who was "made ftesh (verse
14) has existed always- from eternity- with the Father. God the
Father has created all things - the entire universe - by Him who
became Jesus Christ (Eph. 3:9; Col. 1: 16-17).
When Jesus was on earth, He prayed to God, His father in
heaven. The Father spoke of Jesus as "my beloved son, in whom 1
am well pleased." Jesus lived on earth as a human, tempted in all
points as we are, yet without sin.