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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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verse. For what is revealed in God's Word indicates that God had
created the entire
PHYSICAL
universe at the same time He created
the earth. The seventh word in Genesis 1: 1 should be translated
"heavens."
Radioactive elements and the law of radioactivity prove that
there was a time when
MATTER
did not exist. Goo is a Spirit. God
is composed of Spirit. God was before
ALL ELSE
-the
CREATOR
of
all. Angels were created prior to the earth. What God reveals
strongly implies that matter had never existed before the original
creation of the earth - that the entire
physica/
universe was
brought into being at that time.
So the angel potential was to take over the entire universe–
to improve and finish the billions of physical planets surrounding
the uncountable stars, many of which are
SUNS.
The sun in our so–
lar system is merely an average-size sun. Sorne which we see as
stars are actually many, many times larger than our sun. Our so.lar
system, vast beyond the imagination of most minds, is only a
part
of our galaxy, and there are many galaxies! In other words, the
physical
UNIVERSE
which the mighty God created is
vast beyond
imagination!
How
GREAT
is the
GREAT
Goo!
He intended angels, and now
MAN,
to have a vital part in the
final creation of the endless universe!
(But God may not have then fully revealed this awesome po–
tential to the angels, for one third of them set out to take it from
Him by force, without first qualifying.)
For this far-reaching purpose, God established His
GOVERN–
MENT
on earth over them. The administration of the
GOVERNMENT
OF
Goo over this globe was delegated to the super archangel - the
great cherub Lucifer.
Lucifer was the supreme masterpiece it was possible for even
the great God to create as an individually created entity. The
Bible reveals the existence of just two others of the same rank -
Michael and Gabriel.
Bear in mind that even the holy angels and archangels - in–
cluding this super cherub Lucifer - of necessity were endowed
with ability to think, to reason, to form attitudes, and to make
choices and decisions.
God started this Lucifer out with everything going for him.