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The fourth word in all the Bible is "God" (Gen. 1: 1). And
the original Hebrew word is "Eiohim," a uní-plural noun like the
word family, church, or group. The family is God. There is one
God- the one Family, but more than one Person.
God saw that no being less than God, in the God Family,
could be
relied on never to sin - to be like God -who
cannot sin. To fulfill His purpose for the entire vast universe, God
saw that nothing less than Himself (as the God Family) could be
absolutely relied upon to carry out that supreme purpose in the
entire universe.
God then purposed
lo reproduce Himself,
through humans,
made in His image and likeness, but made first from material
ftesh and blood, subject to death if there is sin unrepented of -yet
with the possibility ofbeing boro into the Divine Family begotten
by God the Father.
God saw how this could be done through Christ, who gave
Himself for that purpose.
And lhal is why God pul man on 1he earlh!
That is what
caused God to do this most colossal, tremendous thing ever un–
dertaken by the supreme, almighty God - to reproduc_e Himself!
The following chapter will make this undeniably clear.