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Adam

In the beginning, God created Adam in his own image and gave him authority over all the earth (Genesis 1:26-28). Scripture never reveals that God gave this authority to anyone other than Adam and then later to Jesus. If I conjure up myths of spirit beings before Adam having this authority, I must admit two things. First, I must admit that the story is all my own. I would be adding my words to the word of God, as though these words had the same authority as Scripture, and take the consequences (Revelation 22:18-19; cp. 1Corinthians 4:6). Secondly, I would have to say that God’s word is not true. He does not indiscriminately take away what he gives to one and give it to another (viz. taking authority from Satan then giving it to Adam and then taking it from Adam again to give it back to Satan). The gifts (including the gift of authority) and calling of God are without repentance (Romans 11:28-29)? God doesn’t change his mind as though he has a better idea like man changes his. Psalm 15:1-4 says (paraphrased), “who shall dwell with the Lord? The man who walks with integrity and swears to his own hurt but doesn’t take back his word but takes the consequences.” If God looks to this man, can we expect less of Jesus? Can’t we see that this is the reason Jesus had to die, if Adam’s race was to be saved? God promised a Savior to rebellious humanity who has rejected God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Satan and Adam

Only God is omnipresent. If this is so, how can Satan contaminate the entire world? How can he tempt each one of us to sin? If, indeed, Satan and Adam are one and the same creature (see “The Devil, Called Satan, Unveiled“), then it is possible to see how Satan could infect our entire race, because all human life has sprung from Adam/Satan. Pollute the source and the whole becomes unclean. On the other hand, if Satan and Adam are two different beings, then how could Satan get around to billions of people to insure that all rebel against God? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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